Mr. Woodcock
Mr. Woodcock (2007)

When an author (Seann William Scott) learns that his mother (Susan Sarandon) is planning on exchanging vows with the high school gym teacher (Billy Bob Thornton) who made his life a living hell, he races home to stop the nuptials from… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: September 14, 2007
DVD Release Date: January 15, 2008
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Critic Score: 13% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Underutilizing a talented cast, Mr. Woodcock lacks the comic energy and timing to make the most of its intriguing premise.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

A dreary and depressing alleged comedy that takes a talented cast and a promising germ of an idea, and kills it dead.

Susan Walker
Toronto Star

This movie makes a much better case study for aspiring entertainment executives than it does a cinematic experience. What it most emphatically is not is a date movie.

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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Mr Woodcock is ok as far as predictable, low-brow Hollywood comedies are concerned, and it's considerably elevated by its above average cast.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

This may be the most laugh-free comedy of the year.

John Hartl
Seattle Times

While two novice screenwriters are officially credited with the script, the movie lurches around like something assembled by committee.

Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

O longa não apenas acaba se revelando terrivelmente sem graça como também assusta por sua moral torta, condizente com a do personagem-título.

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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times

Between Mr. Thornton's wry performance and Tami Reiker's nuanced wide-screen photography, you half-expect Woodcock to deliver more than formulaic laughs.

Steven Winn
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 32% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
If you're looking for Billy Bob Thornton's worst film, Mr. Woodcock is probably the one. I felt that Mr. Woodcock lacked anything funny or interesting… More
Wildaly M
Mr. Woodcock just doesn't cut it for me.
Dean King
An average comedy with a strong cast line up. Pretty much run of the mill jokes about the son who disapproves of his Mum's new man. It turns out to be the… More
Richard C
some funny parts but not that great of a movie. C+
Jim Careter
There were funny parts in the movie, but its so dumb and bad its hard to even remotely like this movie.
Conner Rainwater
An interesting idea that a lot of nonathletic middle-schooler's can relate to, but it kind've had nowhere to go after the back and forth torture… More

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