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  • Summary: John Farley is a self-help author who returns to his hometown only to discover that his mother has fallen in love with his old high school nemesis, Mr. Woodcock. The gruff, no-nonsense gym teacher put John through years of mental and physical humiliation. Determined to prevent history from repeating itself, John sets out to stop his mother from marrying the man who made life miserable for him and his classmates. (New Line Cinema)
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 25
  2. Negative: 7 out of 25
  1. 75
    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 understandable. That's what makes Thornton such a complex actor.
  2. Reviewed by: Marc Bernardin
    Uninspired, sure, but sporadically, spasmodically funny.
  3. Mild pleasures are available in Mr. Woodcock.
  4. 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 - not when your mom's sleeping with a monster from your past.
  5. Reviewed by: Josh Rosenblatt
    Unfortunately, Mr. Woodcock is funny for exactly five minutes, during which time Woodcock is shown throwing basketballs at boys’ heads and mocking them for having dead parents.
  6. 38
    It goes without saying that the humor is vulgar and juvenile.
  7. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    This one's been sitting on shelves for two years -- never good news -- and you can almost see the dollar signs in the cast's eyes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. Nov 26, 2011
    It was actually rather boring through out and had very little funny parts. The acting was pretty generic and wasnt as good as I expected either. It was just another below average comedy. Expand

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