• PG-13, 1 hr. 37 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:    Charles Robert Carner
  • In Theaters:    Feb 22, 2008 Wide
  • On DVD:    Jun 10, 2008
  • Lions Gate Films

Witless Protection Reviews

Stephen Garrett
Time Out
Top Critic
November 17, 2011

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Stephen Garrett
Time Out New York
Top Critic
February 28, 2008

Gratuitous support-our-troops iconography and post-9/11 paranoia permeate a harebrained plot.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/6
Steven Hyden
AV Club
Top Critic
February 25, 2008

Larry The Cable Guy is a cancerous boil on the ass of comedy, but it's still sort of shocking how little effort he puts into his movies.

Full Review | Original Score: F
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
Top Critic
February 25, 2008

The otherwise genial Witless Protection scrapes bottom whenever a black person or an Asian or an Arab is wheeled on for just-kiddin' laughs.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times
Top Critic
February 25, 2008

In Witless Protection, Larry the Cable Guy plays a small-town deputy, fantasizing about becoming an F.B.I. agent. Sitcom wackiness ensues.

| Original Score: 1.5/5
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic
February 25, 2008

Makes his previous effort, Delta Farce, seem a classic by comparison.

John Anderson
Variety
Top Critic
February 25, 2008

One can only hope that Witless Protection is targeted at a vanishing species of American Neanderthal. In the meantime, perhaps Larry and his accomplices at Lionsgate could take some sensitivity traning.