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Witless Protection
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 Stormare, and Joe Mantegna co-star in a comedy from Red Water and Christmas Rush director Charles Robert Carner. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 3%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Gratuitous support-our-troops iconography and post-9/11 paranoia permeate a harebrained plot."
‑ Stephen Garrett, Time Out New York
"In Witless Protection, Larry the Cable Guy plays a small-town deputy, fantasizing about becoming an F.B.I. agent. Sitcom wackiness ensues."
‑ Matt Zoller Seitz, New York Times
"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."
‑ Betsy Sherman, Boston Phoenix
"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?"
‑ Larry Ratliff, San Antonio Express-News
"Merely an excuse for the viewer to delight in the hilarity generated by Mr. Cable Guy breaking wind, vomiting, producing various gastric noises, etc."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"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."
‑ Steven Hyden, AV Club
"Makes his previous effort, Delta Farce, seem a classic by comparison."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"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"
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
"During the last part of this wacky comedy, it loses the amusing push-pull intimacy between its 'odd-couple' protagonists."
‑ Betty Jo Tucker, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"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."
‑ Ethan Alter, Film Journal International
"The otherwise genial Witless Protection scrapes bottom whenever a black person or an Asian or an Arab is wheeled on for just-kiddin' laughs."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"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."
‑ John Anderson, Variety
"The movie doesn't even have the common decency to be under 90 minutes. What a bore."
‑ Austin Kennedy, Sin Magazine
"From this kind of witlessness, the only protection is not to see it."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"It's the audience that deserves Protection from this Witless Larry the Cable Guy vehicle."
‑ Amy Nicholson, Boxoffice Magazine
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