Mr. Woodcock - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Mr. Woodcock Reviews

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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
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
September 29, 2007
Laughs aplenty in this daft comedy about "letting go" .
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Christopher
Times (UK)
September 28, 2007
Thornton is magnificent as the unrepentant monster.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
September 15, 2007
Billy Bob Thornton simply couldn't be better as the rude, tyrannical P.E. teacher whose answer to everything is '10 laps.'
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Steven Winn
San Francisco Chronicle
September 14, 2007
This film apparently sat around for a few years before being released. It's unlikely to make waves now, but Thornton and Scott do set off a few entertaining ripples.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Steven Boone
Newark Star-Ledger
September 14, 2007
Mr. Woodcock is often as juvenile and predictable as its title suggests. Yet, this dark comedy about a self-help author plotting revenge on his sadistic former gym coach gets honest laughs because of performances that ring universally true.
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
September 14, 2007
Thornton's straight-faced growl is consistently funny throughout this mild but effective comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stephen Farber
Hollywood Reporter
September 14, 2007
Sharp performances enliven this formulaic comedy.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
September 14, 2007
To laugh at parts of this film would indicate one has a streak of Woodcockism in oneself. But to gaze in stupefied fascination is perfectly understandable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eric D. Snider
September 13, 2007
It's actually not a bad movie, with enough scattered laughs to make it worth seeing. At matinee prices, anyway. At the cheap theater.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
September 13, 2007
Director Craig Gillespie clearly knows a few things; most important: If you have only 95 minutes of material, make an only 95-minute movie. Amazing how often that's forgotten.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
September 13, 2007
There are a decent number of laughs, but with all that potential, it's hard not to think Mr. Woodcock is loafing. And that it's the one that ought to be forced to run laps.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Cole Smithey
September 13, 2007
In spite of its piecemeal approach, "Mr. Woodcock" erupts with sidesplitting slapstick gags that more than compensate for subplots that never add up.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Staci Layne Wilson
Buzzine Magazine
September 9, 2007
Billy Bob Thornton: acerbic aces!
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Drew Toal
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Hank Sartin
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
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