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  • Summary: Based on the hit television series that ran from 1979-85, the film follows the adventures of "good old boy" cousins, Bo (Scott) and Luke (Knoxville) Duke, who with the help of their eye-catching cousin Daisy (Simpson) and moonshine running Uncle Jesse (Nelson), try and save the family farm from being destroyed by Hazzard County's corrupt commissioner Boss Hogg (Reynolds). (Warner Bros.) Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 36
  2. Negative: 18 out of 36
  1. It's trash, all right, but perfectly skewed trash -- a comedy that knows just how smart to be about just how dumb it is.
  2. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    A decent-enough rambunctious Southern-drive-in sort of time-waster, missing only the bare boobs that would make it the perfect socially irresponsible sexist entertainment for rednecks and uptight liberal elites who'd like to live the country-boy dream for a few hours. (Howdy, y'all!)
  3. Manages to rocket along at full speed. At the same time, however, the movie feels as if it's not going anywhere at all.
  4. Though its PG-13 rating allows for much cruder sex humor, the movie version of "Dukes" is nearly identical to the TV series in its corniness, in its incessant car chases and in its ogling of the posterior of cousin Daisy Duke.
  5. How can a movie narrated by Junior Brown and backed with wall-to-wall southern rock – a movie that at one point features co-stars Nelson and Carter tied together, surely a first in celluloid history – be so uneventful? Why, it's lazier than Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane's good-for-nothing hound dog, Flash.
  6. 25
    A lame-brained, outdated wheeze about a couple of good ol' boys who roar around the back roads of the South in the General Lee, their beloved 1969 Dodge Charger.
  7. In stiff competition for the lamest thing ever put on celluloid.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 57
  2. Negative: 33 out of 57
  1. Feb 16, 2013
    I don't believe I've ever laughed so hard at a movie as I did at The Dukes Of Hazzard. Do the math... the guy from Jackass, the guy from American Pies and Burt Reynolds (no stranger to car movie shenanigans remember. See The Cannonball Run) all in a movie version of the classic tv show. How are the Duke boys gonna get one over the local sherrif while avoiding the distractions of a cool deep south car and their sexy cousin?? This is one laugh after another. And another. Even another. If this was one of the episodes of the show that inspired it, it'd be the best episode of it easy. Expand
  2. KD
    Dec 13, 2005
    I dont know why all the critics are so harsh. this is one of the funniest movies of 2005. its a good 'ol time.
  3. Sep 16, 2013
    Esta pelicula me gusto, la vi con buenas escenas comicas y buenos personajes.Lo bueno que tuvo fue el tema; lo malo que tuvo fue el argumento, su argumento iba cambiando un monton de veces que ya la pelicula en algunos momentos no tenia sentido. Expand
  4. Wilson
    Sep 14, 2005
    Don't watch it...boring as hell except Jessica (SO HOT), but if u want to her music video--that's much better than the movie.
  5. D-Ranged
    Oct 8, 2005
    HATED IT! I don't care about stuff like this. A total abomination and disrespect to the original TV series. Jessica Simpson the ditzy blonde bimbo is grating and overrated in looks-gimme Nia Long anyday :) Expand
  6. JimmyC.
    Aug 25, 2005
    Ongoing proof that Hollywood is fresh out of original ideas. I walked out 15 minutes into this trashfest.
  7. Bass
    Feb 28, 2006
    This is plain and simply the worst film ever made. The acting is poor, the direction is poor, the story is poor, and buy the time the ending credits roll you're left wondering jst how you didn't manage to kil yourself after the last 2 hours of hellish cinema. I like many others worship Sean William Scott for his rolls in previous brillaint comedies such as American Pie, Road Trip and his cameo in the truely excellent Old School, however the mere fact that he signed on for this movie is unacceptable, and someone with his natural comedic talent should most definitly be looking towards quality rolls instead of a large paycheck. I've never been the biggest fan of Knockxville but did admire his contribution in Walking Tall along side The Rock, however after watching this film i'm convinced that one good turn was nothing more than a fluke. The only saving grace for this film is that Jessica Simspon is in it and provides quality eye candy, however we all know that much better source material can easily be found on the internet, and for free as well. Please do not watch this film unless you want your brain to experience unadulterated pain and suffering. Expand

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