Man of the House Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
A guilty pleasure and one I had a very good time with.
Clint Morris
Moviehole
March 11, 2005
Fun, enjoyable, cute...made all the more endurable thanks to the obviously good-humoured Lee Jones
| Original Score: 3/5
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Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
February 28, 2005
Herek keeps things moving and throws in some lively action sequences but keeps the emphasis on the amusing and affectionate relationships between Jones and the girls.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
February 28, 2005
Though predictability runs all through this House, it works up a modest charm thanks to the emergence of likable, individualized characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
February 25, 2005
It's not a perfect film, by far, but Jones' playful banter with his cheerleading charges remains light and just this side of predictable.
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Joe Leydon
Variety
February 25, 2005
Sitcom-style trifle proves more than passably amusing.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 25, 2010
Not too much to cheer about in this lame movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
March 7, 2007
The image that best sums up this dismal comedy is Cedric the Entertainer cringing over a cell phone that's been hidden in a cow's rectum.
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
October 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4

Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Anyone who's ever built a shrine to Tommy Lee Jones may enjoy this -- but it would take several troops of cheerleaders to muster up enthusiasm from anyone else.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Anna Smith
Time Out
February 9, 2006
This makes an even worse job of its premise than you might expect, leaving it to the usual sidekick, Cedric the Entertainer, to provide the occasional laugh as a convict-turned-holy man.
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Keith Phipps
AV Club
September 26, 2005
The highlights, or at least breaks from the tedium, come from Cedric The Entertainer.
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
September 12, 2005
Há duas ou três piadinhas que funcionam, mas Tommy Lee Jones parece deslocado e a direção aposta demais nos corpos - fabulosos, é verdade - de suas atrizes.
| Original Score: 2/5
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
July 19, 2005
Yes, boys and girls, this is a comedy that, in the year 2005, thinks a montage set to Right Said Fred's greatest hit would be hysterical.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
April 13, 2005
Man of the House is an amiable trifle that might be a guilty pleasure if it were better.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
April 9, 2005
Essentially, then, the film is an excuse for Tommy Lee Jones to do his craggy hard man act in a house full of scantily-clad cheerleaders.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
April 9, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Neil Smith
BBC.com
April 5, 2005
Overall the film is as static as its star's face which -- given the large amount of scantily-clad female flesh on display -- is really quite an achievement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Boston Phoenix
March 5, 2005
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