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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

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  • Summary: Sporting a cut-off flannel shirt and armed with a truck-load of one-liners, Larry the Cable Guy is America's reigning king of blue-collar comedy. Larry makes his feature film debut as a big city health inspector whose life is turned upside-down when he's saddled with a straight-arrow rookie partner and assigned the biggest case of his career. (Lionsgate) Collapse
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 14
  2. Negative: 11 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    It'll give fans exactly what they expect while passing unseen by anyone else.
  2. As an expat redneck, I recognize the deep, dumb need of every group for its own culturally customized minstrel show. Larry, a junker ''star'' vehicle run on arse wind and fan love, fills that niche.
  3. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    Entirely comfortable as the crude character he has honed in countless stand-up routines and TV appearances, Larry the Cable Guy sustains a level of likeability that enables him to get away with a lot more than he has any right to. But, he remains very much an acquired taste.
  4. 30
    Though some of his one-liners are pretty good, his shtick can't sustain this dutifully scripted comedy. Megyn Price, who's done time on the sitcom Grounded for Life, is a welcome distraction as the waitress with a crush on Larry.
  5. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    ''Health Inspector" hopes to do for Larry what ''Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" did for Jim Carrey, who in this context looks like Noel Coward.
  6. 25
    Laughing at this turkey might not necessarily make you a redneck, but it sure does make you easily amused.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 4 out of 8
  1. Apr 10, 2013
    Very raunchy and inappropriate.
  2. Mar 3, 2012
    It's actually impressive to me that this runs a meager 89 minutes and yet I felt as though half my life had drained away in that time. I can't even picture the most simple-minded good ol' boy enjoying this. Expand

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