Man of the House (2005) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Man of the House (2005)



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

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Movie Info

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 finds himself dealing with a strong attraction to college professor Molly McCarthy (Anne Archer). Formerly titled Cheer Up, Man of the House also features supporting performances from Brian Van Holt, Shea Whigham, and Paget Brewster.

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Tommy Lee Jones
as Roland Sharp
Anne Archer
as Molly McCarthy
Brian Van Holt
as Eddie Zane
Shea Whigham
as Ranger Holt
Terry Parks
as Ranger Riggs
Curtis Armstrong
as Morgan Ball
Liz Vassey
as Margaret Swanson
Shannon Woodward
as Emma Sharp
R. Lee Ermey
as Capt. Nichols
Paget Brewster
as Binky Beauregard
Sarah Monahan
as TV Reporter
Robert Newell
as Newspaper Reporter
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Critic Reviews for Man of the House

All Critics (67) | Top Critics (23)

Not too much to cheer about in this lame movie.

December 25, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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.

March 7, 2007

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.

April 1, 2006 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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.

February 9, 2006 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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

September 26, 2005
Top Critic

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.

April 5, 2005 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Man of the House

A feel-good movie with Tommy Lee Jones acting as a father figure to five ditzy cheerleaders. Not his best effort.

Red Lats
Red Lats

Super Reviewer

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 stupid. Are they really like that in real life? Oh well.

Dead Angel
Dead Angel

Super Reviewer



Richard C
Richard C

Super Reviewer

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