Mr. Woodcock Synopsis
A young man tries to stop his mother from marrying his old gym teacher (Thornton), who made high school hell.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
To laugh at parts of this film would indicate one has a streak of Woodcockism in oneself. But to gaze in stupefied fascination is perfectly...
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
The insult comedy is sometimes brilliant.
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Entertainment Weekly

Uninspired, sure, but sporadically, spasmodically funny.
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The Hollywood Reporter

As Mr. Woodcock demonstrates, a great premise can generate a lot of goodwill and almost overcome an uneven script. So too can expert...
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Chicago Tribune

Let's say you find yourself at the multiplex, and the first 20 minutes of Mr. Woodcock happen to correspond with the 20 minutes you need to...
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
You can guess how it all ends, but getting there is a repetitious parade of put-downs and smackdowns that suggest you can't go home again -...
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San Francisco Chronicle

Mr. Woodcock may be a nasty tyrant, but he also knows his domain is small. "For Christ's sake," he tells Farley at one point, "it was just...
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
It goes without saying that the humor is vulgar and juvenile.
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Boston Globe

By Janice Page
The film logs almost all of its laughs when it's at its crudest, meanest, and most unfiltered. Everything else - and that is to say most of...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
This may be the most laugh-free comedy of the year.
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By Daydream
I thought this movie was going to be funnier than it actually was. It was a little sad. Susan Sarandon was a little disappointing. I didnt like her role at all. Just a thoughtless wannabe comedy....

Very Funny

I saw this movie last night, it is really funny, you should go see it...

It's a load of big ol' fat woodcock.

By Some_ol'_Doo
Not that great....


By austin123456
the movie was ok...

I left after 40 minutes

By jam583
It was so horrible I couldn't stand to sit in the theatre and had to get up and leave. Luckily only about 10 others were in the theatre that night! This movie SUCKS....

Dont do it!

By bigstevebpt
I wouldnt waste the money to see it in the theatre. The trailer makes it look alot better than it is.. I saw the screening for free and almost left early.. only thing that kept me there is that it...

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By yvekin
It was definitely one of the worst movies i have ever seen. The preview for it looked so much better. It barely had any funny moments. I was actually embarassed for Susan Sarandon to be so desperate...

Good, but not quite Bad Santa

By MovieGuyNJ
Of all the comedies that Billy Bob Thornton has made, this one is probably his second best. Bad Santa, of course, remains the shining star and my favorite holiday movie. Thornton reminds me of the...

Laugh Out Loud Funny

By ma2cool
Susan Sarandon is wonderful in whatever she does, but to see her in a comedy of this sort was great. Billy Bob Thornton has grown on me over the years and is ok. Seann William Scott brought it to the...

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By insplady
I thought it was a very funny movie, I laughed a lot, I would recommend it for anyone who loves comedy...

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Rated PG-13 | For crude and sexual content, thematic material, language and a mild drug reference
What Parents Need to Know
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