• Released
  • February 22, 2008
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 37 min
  • Comedy
  • 476 Fan Ratings

The New York Times

The slapstick and action set pieces are lame, and its performances range from competent to annoying.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
At least a fright-wigged Joe Mantegna, delivering an execrable cameo as a whacked-out doctor, has a good excuse for his presence; the writer-director is one of his former film students.
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L.A. Weekly

Still, it’s hard to despise the movie, especially when Peter Stormare shows up over-enunciating the most brilliantly awful English accent of all time.
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If you need a GPS unit to find your own backside, you'll be laughing uproariously at Witless Protection, a movie that's far more interesting politically than dramatically -- or, God knows, comically.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It's mostly harmless dum-dum stuff, though.
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The A.V. 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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17 out of 100
Overwhelming dislike
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