Man of the House
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Directed by Stephen Herek, Man of the House follows hard-nosed Texas Ranger Lt. Roland Sharp (Tommy Lee Jones) in an undercover job as a cheerleading coach. Though his assignment is fairly cut-and-dried -- after witnessing the murder of a federal informant, a group of cheerleaders from the University of Texas need temporary protection -- he ends up forming a variety of unexpected and decidedly less simple relationships. Aside from his immersion into the struggles and triumphs of the UT cheerleading squad (Monica Keena, Kelli Garner, Christina Milian, Paula Garces, and Vanessa Ferlito), Roland… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 9%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader
"Dull comedy."
‑ Chuck Wilson, L.A. Weekly
"Not too much to cheer about in this lame movie."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"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."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"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."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"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."
‑ Anna Smith, Time Out
"None of the girls are demonstrably embarrassed to be in the film, which speaks to either their work ethic or their poor taste."
‑ Chris Tamarri, Village Voice
"A guilty pleasure and one I had a very good time with."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"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."
‑ David Cornelius,
"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."
‑ Neil Smith,
"The highlights, or at least breaks from the tedium, come from Cedric The Entertainer."
‑ Keith Phipps, AV Club
"I venture that this is not what we really want from Tommy Lee Jones."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"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."
‑ , Empire Magazine
"Man of the House is an amiable trifle that might be a guilty pleasure if it were better."
‑ Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
"Small wonder this turkey, which required three screenwriters, has been sitting on the shelf for two years."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
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