Man Of The House 2005

Critics score:
9 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Robert K. Elder, Chicago Tribune: It's not a perfect film, by far, but Jones' playful banter with his cheerleading charges remains light and just this side of predictable. Read more

Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader: 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. Read more

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle: Though there isn't much to recommend Man of the House, there's really no reason to warn people off of it, either. Read more

Keith Phipps, AV Club: The highlights, or at least breaks from the tedium, come from Cedric The Entertainer. Read more

Kevin Crust, Los Angeles Times: 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. Read more

Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle: Though predictability runs all through this House, it works up a modest charm thanks to the emergence of likable, individualized characters. Read more

Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly: I venture that this is not what we really want from Tommy Lee Jones. Read more

Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly: Read more

Philip Wuntch, Dallas Morning News: The movie is awesome only in its predictability. Read more

Chuck Wilson, L.A. Weekly: Dull comedy. Read more

Jack Mathews, New York Daily News: Straight-to- video-quality mess. Read more

Dana Stevens, New York Times: Sharp instructs the girls on the evils of term-paper plagiarism and the importance of dressing to cover their navels. Read more

Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel: Despite having a comeptent director, it's a slap-dash thing, with Cedric not really fitting into the main story. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: 90 minutes with a few routine chase sequences but without a single laugh represents a poor way to spend a looooooong evening. Read more

Anna Smith, Time Out: 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. Read more

Joe Leydon, Variety: Sitcom-style trifle proves more than passably amusing. Read more

Chris Tamarri, Village Voice: None of the girls are demonstrably embarrassed to be in the film, which speaks to either their work ethic or their poor taste. Read more

Stephen Hunter, Washington Post: It's got a lot of small movies bouncing around inside it, but there's no big movie on the outside. Read more