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  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Trent Cooper
    In Theaters:
    Mar 24, 2006 Wide
    On DVD:
    Aug 8, 2006
  • Lions Gate Films


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Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Team Cable Guy has made a junky, throwaway comedy that will almost certainly appeal to his fans, for at least the first half hour. Then it runs out of gas. Or jokes. The gas Larry seems to have in no short supply.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 1/5

March 24, 2006
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix

Poor Joe Pantoliano, Kid Rock, and Joanna Cassidy get mixed up in the flatulence.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 23, 2009
Eric D. Snider

It reeks of desperation, among other things.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: D-

March 25, 2006
Brian Orndorf

That's how awful this picture is. It can't even come up with new diarrhea jokes.

Full Review Source: FilmJerk.com | Original Score: F

March 24, 2006
Brian Marder

Full Review Source: Hollywood.com | Original Score: 1/5

November 20, 2008
Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media

Dumb comedy should be cited for bad taste.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 1/5

December 18, 2010
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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What is surprising and worth noting, though, is the quality of talent that's sadly squandered in comedian Larry the Cable Guy's feature film debut.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

March 28, 2006
David Cornelius

It's not a movie; it's a cause for dismay.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 1/5

August 2, 2006
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Film Threat

More depressing than unfunny.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 0.5/5

May 6, 2006
Peter Sobczynski

The film is a toxic stew of stupidity that is so foul and rank that even the most forgiving fans of such corn-pone humor are liable to slink out of the theater.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 1/5

June 3, 2006
Nick Rogers

At least Larry the Cable Guy's brief movie career kept Hollywood's fart-sound proprietors in business. What, you thought an opening shot of his bared plumber's crack was an arbitrary artistic decision? That there's foreshadowin' right there!

Full Review Source: Suite101.com | Original Score: .5/4

September 25, 2010
John Anderson
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Larry isn't an evil movie, but it is a symptom of the problems inherent in gross-out humor.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 24, 2006
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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If the movie's witless, it's also pretty harmless.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 1/4

March 28, 2006
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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The job involves an upcoming cooking contest, a sleazy mayor, a corrupt restaurateur and a supporting cast of characters so ugly, stupid and hygienically revolting that they make Larry seem almost tolerable.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 28, 2006
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Virtually unwatchable and laugh-free.

| Original Score: 0/4

March 28, 2006
Paul Schrodt
Slant Magazine

Shoddy screenwriting devices simply pass the time for Whitney to sling hillbilly-isms at admirers of his stand-up comedy.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

March 24, 2006
Mark Collette
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

Whenever Larry isn't pensively biting on his chaw, he's barking out obscene one-liners in a guttural, noxious stream of little nasty explosions. He's a greasy, oil-burning joke jalopy.

Full Review Source: Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas) | Original Score: 0.5/4

March 24, 2006
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy

I'd pay to see "Ron White: Health Inspector and his stupid sidekick Larry," but Larry alone just cain't "Get-er-done."

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4

March 26, 2006
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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Unpleasant, uncouth and painfully unfunny, Larry the Cable Guy attempts lowbrow humor with neither the wit of the Farrelly brothers nor the raunchy inventiveness of Keenen Ivory Wayans.

| Original Score: 0.5/5

March 28, 2006
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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Though some of his one-liners are pretty good, his shtick can't sustain this dutifully scripted comedy.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

March 6, 2007
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