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Man of the House Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0

    out of 100

    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 25

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    It will bore you.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Walking the path grooved by such stone-faced confreres as De Niro and Schwarzenegger (and following up on his own more successful self-parody in "Men in Black"), Jones positions himself as a Man in a Stetson.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Robert K. Elder

    A sweetly benign comedy that allows the actor (Jones) to lampoon his tough guy image honed in "The Fugitive" and "U.S. Marshals."

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Sheri Linden

    A winningly restrained lead performance by Tommy Lee Jones, who also exec produced, isn't enough to put the film on the boxoffice scoreboard.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 13+

Not too much to cheer about in this lame movie.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie includes some violence, including gunfire. Characters are injured and killed, and there are some brief graphic images. There are sexual references, and the cheerleaders wear skimpy clothes. The movie includes social drinking and a scene in a bar, with a reference to a character's having given up drinking.

  • Families can talk about why it was hard for Sharp to talk to his daughter. What were the most important things that he and the cheerleaders learned from each other?

The good stuff
  • rolemodels true2

    Role models: A strength of the movie is its diverse characters.

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: A lot of action violence including gunfire, characters wounded and killed, brief graphic images.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Sexual references, skimpy clothes.

  • language false3

    Language: Brief strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Scenes in bar, social drinking.