Metascore
35

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 20
  2. Negative: 6 out of 20
  1. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    60
    More than passably amusing.
  2. uUninspired, unnecessary and formulaic.
  3. 50
    So light it should wind up on the ''diet" shelf of the video store.
  4. A winningly restrained lead performance by Tommy Lee Jones, who also exec produced, isn't enough to put the film on the boxoffice scoreboard.
  5. 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.
  6. 50
    Stuck with flat material and a star more adept at responding to humor than generating it, director Stephen Herek, in a vain attempt to generate laughs, enlists Cedric the Entertainer, as a convict-turned-preacher.
  7. Reviewed by: Chris Tamarri
    50
    The movie's not so much bad as it is chillingly uninventive.
  8. A sweetly benign comedy that allows the actor (Jones) to lampoon his tough guy image honed in "The Fugitive" and "U.S. Marshals."
  9. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    40
    And if you can't figure out who [the bad guy] is the minute he first appears, you've either seen too few movies with mind-numbingly predictable plots or you've seen far too many.
  10. It's got a lot of small movies bouncing around inside it, but there's no big movie on the outside.
  11. 40
    Jones' role, on the other hand, only requires him to look embarrassed at all times, which shouldn't have been too hard to pull off, considering the circumstances. Is that what they call "method" acting?
  12. It's not a terrible premise -- It is, however, terribly executed.
  13. Reviewed by: Helen O'Hara
    40
    There are some amusing moments and some good performances despite the poor material, but it's not enough.
  14. [A] straight-to-video-quality mess.
  15. Nearly every one of the film's emotional scenes is too predictable to hit its mark, but Mr. Jones's dry delivery has its moments.
  16. This one is headed straight for star Tommy Lee Jones's career-blooper reel.
  17. 12
    Mindless, vapid fare... Watching the movie, you'll feel really dirty.
User Score
6.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 5 out of 11
  1. TMoney
    Feb 3, 2006
    6
    Very, very lighthearted fare. The typical popcorn movie. Best part of the movie was watching the gorgeous Kelli Garner (as Barb) and her Very, very lighthearted fare. The typical popcorn movie. Best part of the movie was watching the gorgeous Kelli Garner (as Barb) and her adorable facial expressions. She made the most of her role with an ensemble cast. Full Review »
  2. GregT.
    Sep 17, 2005
    3
    This movie was basic crap and a waste of my movie rental dollars. However, what really pissed me off was the smart ass comments on this This movie was basic crap and a waste of my movie rental dollars. However, what really pissed me off was the smart ass comments on this website of Gary B. who commented in a bitchy fasion on the assessment of Vince H., knocking this Vince H. and making out like he was an indiot to expect something original from this movie. This Gary B. stated "of course it was going to suck." Why would Vince H. or anyone else for that matter expect that top named stars like Tommy Lee Jones would automatically make a movie that would suck? Did Tommy Lee Jones sign up and do a movie that he knew would automatically suck? Gary B. - you did not see this movie. Full Review »