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 26, 1969
DVD Release Date: March 20, 2001
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sean Axmaker

Garner is a master playing the easy-going straight man with a mix of wit and practicality...

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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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IGN Movies

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

Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

An absolutely riotous Western.

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Brian Mckay

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
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Not bad Garner vehicle.

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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.
Brendan Nicholls
funny and likable lead saves a very odd parody of the west. I loved this film when i was younger and was surprised the quality has withstood time. quite like… More