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Support Your Local Sheriff
Support Your Local Sheriff is a very funny western parody about a gambler (James Garner), who is persuaded to take the job of sheriff of a mining town which is plagued by crime. Garner doesn't use guns or violence to get control of the town--he simply out-wits all of the critics. Over the course of the movie, nearly every western movie cliche is satirized, but the filmmakers are affectionate, making Support Your Local Sheriff an entertaining, good-natured comedy.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 64%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Veteran Western director Burt Kennedy shoots a pleasing irreverent parody on the genre."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Not bad Garner vehicle."
‑ Gerry Shamray, Your Movies (
"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."
‑ Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide
"No, it's not "Maverick" but an amazing facsimile."
‑ KJB, IGN Movies
"Classic comedy-western gem, with fantastic performances from Garner and the supporting cast. Not quite as good as SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL GUNFIGHTER, though."
‑ Brian Mckay,
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