Support Your Local Sheriff!
Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969)

In this western parody, James Garner plays a gambler who is persuaded to take the job of sheriff of a crime-ridden mining town. Garner doesn't use guns or violence to get control of the town -- he simply out-wits all of the critics.

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Rated: G
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Release Date: March 20, 2001
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Critic Score
67%
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User Score
82%

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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

An absolutely riotous Western.

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Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com

Classic comedy-western gem, with fantastic performances from Garner and the supporting cast. Not quite as good as SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL GUNFIGHTER, though.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Veteran Western director Burt Kennedy shoots a pleasing irreverent parody on the genre.

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Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (cleveland.com)

Not bad Garner vehicle.

Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

Garner brings a variation on his 'Maverick' persona to this classic satirical Western... does for Westerns what The Princess Bride did for fairy-tale fantasy.

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KJB
IGN Movies

No, it's not "Maverick" but an amazing facsimile.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Lafe Fredbjornson
James Garner plays sheriff against a daddy and his rotten sons. It's lighthearted and fun.
xGary Xx
Hugely likeable western spoof starring James Garner in his prime, oozing easygoing charm and relaxed humour. Great fun.