Old School The raunchy tale of three grown men regressing to their fraternity days -- the unrated version is raunchy-plus, with bonus seconds of bare breasts --… Old School The raunchy tale of three grown men regressing to their fraternity days -- the unrated version is raunchy-plus, with bonus seconds of bare breasts --…
Video Review

Old School (2003)

MPAA Rating: R
Will Ferrell, Old School | 'OLD'-TIMER Ferrell hams it up
Image credit: Old School: Darren Michaels
'OLD'-TIMER Ferrell hams it up
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Jun 10, 2003; Movie Rated: R; Genre: Comedy; With: Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn and Luke Wilson; Distributor: DreamWorks

The raunchy tale of three grown men regressing to their fraternity days -- the unrated version is raunchy-plus, with bonus seconds of bare breasts -- is a well-worn homage to old-school ''SNL''-alum comedies (complete with a ''Stripes''-ish topless K-Y wrestling match and countless ''Animal House'' allusions), and cast with actors who rehash their most practiced personas (Vince Vaughn: smugly manipulative; Will Ferrell: earnestly blank-eyed). In theaters, the spotty outrageousness was never quite as funny as you'd hoped, but when seen at home on your couch, its familiarity makes ''Old School'' just as funny as it needs to be.

Originally posted Jun 10, 2003 Published in issue #714 Jun 13, 2003 Order article reprints
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