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Witless Protection (2008)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 22 February 2008 (USA)
The story centers on a small-town sheriff who witnesses what he believes is a kidnapping and rushes to rescue a woman. The kidnappers turn out to be FBI agents assigned to protect her and ... See full summary »

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The story centers on a small-town sheriff who witnesses what he believes is a kidnapping and rushes to rescue a woman. The kidnappers turn out to be FBI agents assigned to protect her and deliver her to a big Enron-type corruption trial in Chicago but are later found to be on the take and are villains who are bent on killing her. Written by anonymous

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Protecting America's assets.

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Comedy | Crime

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Rated PG-13 for crude and sex-related humor | See all certifications »

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$7,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,116,692 (USA) (22 February 2008)

Gross:

$4,131,640 (USA) (14 March 2008)
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When Larry kidnaps Madelyn, you can tells its not Ivana Milicevic over his shoulder, but perhaps a stunt double. See more »

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It was witless alright...
22 December 2015 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

It is hard to put into words just where this movie failed. But one overshadowing fact does come to mind; it was witless alright.

The comedy in this 2008 movie was just about fully absent, and what little comedy that was to be found throughout the course of this movie was just about as witless as the movie itself was.

I can't claim to enjoy Larry the Cable Guy's comedy, and why he is making movies is just beyond my comprehension. Ivana Milicevic was the one who carried the movie and made it any close to being bearable suffering through this train-wreck of a movie. And how they managed to get Joe Mantegna and Peter Stomare to appear in this movie was just an impressive feat in itself.

I suppose that you have to be a fan of Larry the Cable Guy to enjoy this movie in any way.

A witless hour and a half that deserves a two out of ten stars only given the production value of the movie. The rest of the movie just came and left without a single laugh. This was a wide swing and an even wider miss by director Charles Robert Carner.


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