Delta Farce (2007) - Rotten Tomatoes

Delta Farce (2007)



Critic Consensus: Too afraid to be a real satire of the Iraq War, Delta Farce instead devolves into a reprehensible, unfunny mix of slapstick, gay panic, and flatulence jokes.

Movie Info

When a hard-luck blue-collar worker and his two best friends are mistaken for Army Reservists by a tough-talking Army sergeant, the plane set to fly them to the front lines of Iraq mistakenly drops them in the middle of Mexico to disastrous results in a freewheeling military comedy starring Larry the Cable Guy, Bill Engvall, and D.J. Qualls. Larry (the Cable Guy) has lost his job and his woman in the short span of 24 hours. Convinced that some suds and target shooting are just the right remedies for a broken, jobless heart, Larry sets out with his next-door neighbor Bill (Engvall) and their trigger-happy pal Everett (Qualls) in order to blast off some rounds and down some brews. Their relaxing weekend soon takes an unexpected turn, however, when hard-case Army sergeant Kilgrove (Keith David) mistakes the trio as slacking Army reservists and loads them in a plane bound for Fallujah. Subsequently air-dropped over Mexico due to pilot error, the clueless, wannabe war heroes become convinced that they're actually in the Middle East and set out to save a rural village from what they assume to be an insurgent uprising. Though the thankful locals champion the noble but dimwitted trio for their heroism, the celebration is short-lived as ruthless warlord Carlos Santana (Danny Trejo) pays a personal visit to the town with a plan to confront the fearless warriors who dared to challenge his iron-fist rule. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
Rating: PG-13 (for crude and sexual humor)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Tom Sullivan, Thomas F.X. Sullivan, Bear Aderhold
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 4, 2007
Box Office: $8.1M
Lions Gate Films - Official Site


Bill Engvall
as Bill Little
D.J. Qualls
as Everett Shackle
Danny Trejo
as Carlos Santana
Keith David
as Sergeant Kilgore
Ed O'Ross
as Storage Manager Vict...
Michael Edward Rose
as Sergeant Major
Lorna Scott
as Woman at Cowboy Fran...
Parker Goris
as Bill's Boy
Michael Papajohn
as Bill's Neighbor
Lance Smith
as Sgt. Adams
Rolando Molina
as Bartender
Estaban Cueto
as El Javelina
Tom Rosales
as Bandito Guard
Craig Susser
as Roger Grabowski
McKinley Freeman
as Airborne Soldier
Chris Spencer
as Co-Pilot
David Desantos
as Bandito #3 Ricardo
Matt Riedy
as Colonel Dalton
Amy Powell
as Anchorwoman
Bill Doyle
as Colonel
Danielle Hartnett
as Senorita Magdalena
Toby Holguin
as Bandito No. 1
Jimmy Ortega
as Bandito No. 2
Jeff Dunham
as Amazing Ken
PJ Walsh
as Medic
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Critic Reviews for Delta Farce

All Critics (44) | Top Critics (15)

If ribbing the U.S. armed forces was considered unpatriotic after 9/11, then Delta Farce proves that discussion of the Iraq War has now officially jumped the shark.

Full Review… | May 19, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

Here's a sobering thought: If every war gets the comedy it deserves, could Delta Farce, a strenuously unfunny Three Amigos knockoff, be our M*A*S*H?

Full Review… | May 16, 2007
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Like Paths Of Glory, Apocalypse Now, and Platoon, Delta Farce is a difficult, harrowing work offering little relief or humor. Unlike those movies, though, Delta Farce is supposed to be funny.

Full Review… | May 15, 2007
AV Club
Top Critic

A mindless comedy where the blatant racial stereotypes are outnumbered only by the flatulence jokes.

Full Review… | May 14, 2007
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Among the many minorities mocked are Muslims, but perhaps the people most insulted are white Southerners, who presumably are expected to embrace one whopping brain-dead metaphor.

Full Review… | May 14, 2007
New York Times
Top Critic

There are henpecked-husband jokes, gay jokes, turd humor, mispronounced Iraq war terms, guys asking "Who farted?" and lots more Crackel Barrel comedy.

Full Review… | May 14, 2007
New York Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Delta Farce


Hey, it's meant to be a stupid comedy, so slam it as much as you wish! It had me laughing. It's as good as the Three Amigos and Machete, which I consider to be great comedies. There's a fair amount of Mexican, gay, military and toilet jokes in this Farce. I'm a fan of Larry the Cable Guy, though he shares the lead with the two other guys Bill Engvall and DJ Qualls.. The movie moves along at a nice pace. It's great seeing Danny Trejo as the funny badguy Carlos Santana. Nobody really gets hurt in this. I wish Lisa Lampanelli had more screen time as the nagging wife. The songs and musical score are actually quite good. It was fun overall, and I'd watch it again.

Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

Delta Farce has got to be the most awful, shallow, poorly constructed comedy film ever made. This is a film that makes every Pauly Shore film look like classics by comparison. You know right from the start that the cast for this horrid train wreck will not be good when you have Larry The Cable Guy, a comedian who's become so unfunny, so quickly that people now realize how primitive his style of comedy was. With Delta Farce, the filmmakers basically took, Larry The Cable Guy's one trick comedy routine and made an hour and a half long minute out of it. Truly original. Sounds like something that Pauly Shore did with every one of his films, at least no matter how bad the films were; he did manage to give me a few chuckles. But with Larry The Cable Guy, he's just too painful to watch on screen. I don't like his work, and I think he should retire from the comedy business. The guy was maybe funny for a year or so, but now he's yet another pointless comedian. Delta Farce is a painful comedy that is so poorly written and acted that you wonder how this trash could be green lit and shown in theatres. Oh well, they'll market anything to make a quick buck.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

does not deserve a review

Coxxie Mild Sauce

Super Reviewer

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