Recess: School's Out

Recess: School's Out
Recess: School's Out
  • G
  • 1h 23m
  • 2001
Fresh61%
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The Third Street Elementary School kids are teaming up to save summer vacation for kids all over the world in Disney's RECESS: SCHOOL'S OUT! The school year is finally ending, and T.J. Detweiler is looking forward to summer. But boredom quickly sets in when his friends leave for camp -- until T.J. uncovers an evil plot to do away with summer vacation! A crazy former principal, Dr. Benedict, is planning to use a laser beam to alter the weather and create permanent winter. Faced with the dire threat of year-round school, T.J. rounds up the RECESS gang and bands together with some unexpected allies -- Miss Finster and Principal Prickly -- in a nonstop adventure to save everyone's summer break. As the kids discover the heroes inside themselves, a platoon of wacky characters, far-out music, and sci-fi surprises turn this madcap mission into a major victory for fun!

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Fresh61%
Critics Consensus: Though basically a TV cartoon stretched out to movie-length, Recess has enough successful jokes and smart writing to make it a worthwhile view.
Reviews
Time Out
Geoff Andrew
Fresh

Its well characterised comedy of playground manners and teasing social awareness rings confidently...

June 21, 2017
BBC.com
Michael Thomson
Fresh

The film works because it is peppered with sharp, smart, and sometimes wonderfully odd comic momen...

June 16, 2017
Miami Herald
Christine Dolen
Fresh

Whimsical, engaging.

June 16, 2017
Philadelphia Inquirer
Carrie Rickey
Fresh

Refreshingly subversive.

June 16, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Simply a TV episode blown up for the big screen.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the jokes in this movie are pretty vulgar for a G rating. T.J. uses the school public address system to make an announcement, pretending to be the principal, and talking about how he scratches his "big, saggy butt" once an hour. T.J.'s parents say they are going to take his temperature with a baby thermometer and some Vaseline (eliciting a few uncomfortable squeals from the audience). T.J. reads aloud from his sister's diary, including dramatic descriptions of teenage romance.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Family
  • Release Date:February 16, 2001
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
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