Witless Protection Reviews

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Stephen Schaefer
Boston Herald
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Stephen Garrett
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Betsy Sherman
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
It's sad to watch Yaphet Kotto, as the shady fed, clothesline the stereotypical Muslim motel owner who's already been threatened by Larry with a trip to Gitmo.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
December 20, 2008
Witless, lowbrow fun is the signature of this so-so comedy with Larry the Cable Guy in fine fat form as a country bumpkin deputy sheriff with delusions of grander than smalltown cop
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
July 22, 2008
The movie doesn't even have the common decency to be under 90 minutes. What a bore.
| Original Score: .5/4
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
March 1, 2008
I've got an idea for Larry the Cable Guy's next dumb movie. Maybe the lowbrow bumbler with the big heart and even bigger beer gut could play, oh I don't know, a cable guy?
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
March 1, 2008
During the last part of this wacky comedy, it loses the amusing push-pull intimacy between its 'odd-couple' protagonists.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
February 29, 2008
From this kind of witlessness, the only protection is not to see it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
February 27, 2008
Merely an excuse for the viewer to delight in the hilarity generated by Mr. Cable Guy breaking wind, vomiting, producing various gastric noises, etc.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/5
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
February 26, 2008
Ranting about Witless Protection's political incorrectness -- not to mention its general stupidity -- would be a waste of breath. Even so, the movie is breathtakingly offensive at times.
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Steven Hyden
AV Club
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
Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine
February 25, 2008
It's the audience that deserves Protection from this Witless Larry the Cable Guy vehicle.
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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
Tod Goldberg
E! Online
February 25, 2008
You have what might very well be the worst movie of 2008. And 2009. And probably 2010, too. Did we fail to mention the exploding farts?
Full Review | Original Score: F
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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times
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
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
February 25, 2008
Makes his previous effort, Delta Farce, seem a classic by comparison.
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John Anderson
Variety
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.
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
February 24, 2008
Maybe there are only two kinds of people in this world. Those who think Larry the Cable Guy is funny, and those who do not. I am in the latter camp.
| Original Score: .5/4
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
February 23, 2008
The nastiest and silliest of Larry the Cable Guide big-screen vehicles, Witless Protection, the formulaic road flick, is Witless Comedy par excellence.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
February 23, 2008
I began hating it not just for its utter lack of quality as art or entertainment, but for the blackness of its very soul.
Full Review | Original Score: F
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