Witless Protection Reviews
This movie is undeniably witless, and its cast with has-beens and never weres is presumably there to make Larry seem like a bigger star. It doesn't work. He may be a very talented stand-up comedian, but I don't think he'll ever make the transition to comedic leading man in successful pictures. Especially if he keeps picking weak, tired material such as this. There is not an actor alive that could have taken this script and turned it into a winning movie, so you ca't really fault Larry entirely.
This film feels like a relic left over from the '80's, and not in a good way. Larry has zero chemistry between his co-star Ivana Milicivic, and Jenny McCarthy is still scorching hot but she's never been able to cut it as an actress. This film does little to improve that situation, and then Eric Roberts shows up and does absolutely nothing.
Like all really bad comedies, the film drags for seemingly an eternity, and the listless direction by newcomer Charles Robert Carner really sinks this fast. It never really had a chance with so much inexperience behind the camera. In fact, the only joke that works is giving Yaphet Kotto's character the same name as his "MIdnight Run" character. It's fun for movie buffs, but the rest of "Witless Protection" is a downer. This is so dumb it would have been a perfect starring vehicle for the Fat Boys.