Witless Protection
Witless Protection (2008)

When a small-town sheriff (Larry the Cable Guy) witnesses what he believes to be an attempted kidnapping, his effort to save the beautiful damsel in distress sets him down a wild path of comic mishap. Eric Roberts, Yaphet Kotto, Peter… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: June 10, 2008
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45%



Critic Score: 3% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Larry the Cable Guy continues his critical losing streak with this insipid, tasteless caper comedy.

Stephen Garrett
Time Out New York

Gratuitous support-our-troops iconography and post-9/11 paranoia permeate a harebrained plot.

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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times

In Witless Protection, Larry the Cable Guy plays a small-town deputy, fantasizing about becoming an F.B.I. agent. Sitcom wackiness ensues.

Betsy Sherman
Boston Phoenix

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.

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Steven Hyden
AV Club

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.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Makes his previous effort, Delta Farce, seem a classic by comparison.

Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

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

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

The otherwise genial Witless Protection scrapes bottom whenever a black person or an Asian or an Arab is wheeled on for just-kiddin' laughs.

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John Anderson
Variety

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.

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Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

The movie doesn't even have the common decency to be under 90 minutes. What a bore.

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Stacy Avary
This is the first time I've ever agreed with the entire panel of critics on Flixster. Witless is right. I gave this movie the beneifit of the doubt… More
Yinalí Ríos
Very funny!
Steven Vincent Gee
This is one of those slight-of-hand smart comedies, which explains why its target audience hated it so much. A lot of the stuff involves dumb gags, silly… More
William Goss
Yep.
Naughtia Nahazhina
This movie was running on one of my channels, so I decided to watch it. I found it very difficult to sit through the entire movie because it was simply… More
Nicky Mo
Yeah it's bad but it knows it. Low-brow comedy for a mindless movie experience.