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Mr. Woodcock Reviews

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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
July 12, 2008
Mr Woodcock is ok as far as predictable, low-brow Hollywood comedies are concerned, and it's considerably elevated by its above average cast.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
March 15, 2008
O longa não apenas acaba se revelando terrivelmente sem graça como também assusta por sua moral torta, condizente com a do personagem-título.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
March 3, 2008
we're stuck with Amy Poehler telling us she's an alcoholic and an unaware Susan Sarandon watching two men act like idiots, which unfortunately isn't funny at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 28, 2008
...a tedious and hackneyed effort that surely (and hopefully) marks Billy Bob Thornton's final appearance as a comedically misanthropic curmudgeon...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
January 15, 2008
The whole film is like a depressing nightmare.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Kam Williams
Sly Fox
January 10, 2008
Apparently, Billy Bob Thornton has embraced the idea of appealing to the lowest possible common denominator. How else can you explain his presence in another bad taste bottom-feeder which might have been better titled Bad Gym Teacher, ala Bad Santa?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
November 1, 2007
Has the mark of something dashed off after reading what dozens of screenwriting manuals had to say about the marketplace and the three-act paradigm, but not one word about characterization or dramatic unity.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Stephen Himes
Flak Magazine
October 30, 2007
A close reading of Mr. Woodcock reveals a dark, depressing film about small town decline. I think.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
October 22, 2007
One can't help but wonder what the Coens or Farrellys might have done with this cast and premise.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Michael Dequina
October 14, 2007
A terrible, sophomoric joke of a title, which is sadly reflective of the rest of the equally unfunny proceedings.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
William Thomas
Empire Magazine
October 13, 2007
It's not the worst film you'll see all year, but it's not going to wind up on anyone's honour roll, either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 8, 2007
Just another lamebrain, offensive and unappealing mainstream sitcom family comedy that recklessly makes light of child abuse.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
September 29, 2007
As usual, Billy Bob is very watchable in the lead. But the rest of the film is only so-so.
| Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Turner
September 29, 2007
Mr Woodcock is never less than watchable, thanks to strong performances and some amusing dialogue, but it's badly let down by a disappointingly weak plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
September 29, 2007
Laughs aplenty in this daft comedy about "letting go" .
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph (UK)
September 28, 2007
Thornton does his best with a crass script and a cop-out finale.
Peter Bradshaw
September 28, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
James Christopher
Times (UK)
September 28, 2007
Thornton is magnificent as the unrepentant monster.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Paul Arendt
September 28, 2007
Mr Woodcock offers one or two glorious moments of slapstick comedy, separated by a tumbleweed-strewn tundra of tedium.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
September 22, 2007
It's for those who remember the days when the bad guy at school wasn't just the bully in the next seat, but an ex-jock whose life peaked when they were 17 and who now possesses the authority that comes with age, position and a whistle.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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