Man of the House
Man of the House (2005)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 25, 2005
DVD Release Date: July 19, 2005
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Critic Score: 9% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A high-concept movie that plays out like a mediocre TV sitcom.

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.

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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly

Dull comedy.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Not too much to cheer about in this lame movie.

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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.

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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.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A guilty pleasure and one I had a very good time with.

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Keith Phipps
AV Club

The highlights, or at least breaks from the tedium, come from Cedric The Entertainer.

Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

I venture that this is not what we really want from Tommy Lee Jones.

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Empire Magazine

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Red Lats
A feel-good movie with Tommy Lee Jones acting as a father figure to five ditzy cheerleaders. Not his best effort.
Chris Garman
Plot: Tommy Lee Jones=Texas Ranger (stretch). Longhorn cheerleaders= murder witnesses. Tommy Lee Jones + murder witnesses = hilarity when worlds collide. Paper… More
Dead Angel
Tommy Lee doesn't really go with comedy (in my opinion) but this movie wasn't that bad. It has some good laughs. And man those cheerleaders are so… More
Film Crazy
i like this movie its good funny and worth a watch
Richard C
Dean McKenna
Fabulous and laugh-out-loud comedy with Tommy Lee Jones and five perky cheerleaders. Jones' performance is much funniest as Texas Ranger who's on his… More