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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 farmBased 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.) Collapse
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Score distribution:
  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: Brian Lowry
    60
    Loud, silly but kind of lame-brained fun with car chases aplenty, "Dukes" faithfully plays like an extended episode of the series, albeit with an additional gallon or so of fuel-injected raunchiness.
  3. 50
    It's got a few laughs and some impressive car chases, but mostly, it's just a puzzling jumble of gags and exhaust fumes.
  4. There's nothing wrong with Simpson's performance that a head transplant wouldn't cure, and the grinning Reynolds looks Botoxed into immobility.
  5. 30
    Director Jay Chandrasekhar (Super Troopers, Club Dread) does a fine job with the car jumps. Just try to wake up whenever you hear "Yee-haw."
  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    A lame-brained, outdated wheeze about a couple of good ol' boys who roar around the back roads of the South in the General Lee, their beloved 1969 Dodge Charger.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: 19 out of 56
  2. Negative: 33 out of 56
  1. Feb 16, 2013
    10
    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 fromI 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
    10
    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. WallyS.
    Dec 8, 2005
    7
    It's fun all right, but it is so brainless that it makes you feel dumb that you actually liked a part of this. The actors have carisma, It's fun all right, but it is so brainless that it makes you feel dumb that you actually liked a part of this. The actors have carisma, and Simpson has the legs, but I can always rent something else, the bad part is I saw this in the movie theatres, beware. Expand
  4. TravisW.
    Jan 23, 2008
    2
    Seriously, who wrote this crap? Have they ever watched a single episode of the Dukes?
  5. JimmyC.
    Aug 25, 2005
    0
    Ongoing proof that Hollywood is fresh out of original ideas. I walked out 15 minutes into this trashfest.
  6. KennyM.
    Jan 10, 2006
    0
    Someone asked me the other day, "what's the worst movie you have ever seen?" I said, "dukes of hazzard." You know how some movies are Someone asked me the other day, "what's the worst movie you have ever seen?" I said, "dukes of hazzard." You know how some movies are funny in a sick perverted, teen-comedy way (american pie) but this movie is just plain perversly stupid. It is an excercise in stupidity, and makes me want to vomit all over myself. The acting is horrible, the jokes are horrible, the story is horrible, jessica simpson should be shot in the face, johnny knoxville should stick to being a jackass, the list goes on and on... absolutly horrible, anyone who likes this has a low IQ and no sense of humor and is obviously going nowhere in life. Expand
  7. TaylorB.
    Sep 18, 2006
    0
    The Dukes of Hazzard was hazardous. It was the worst movie I have ever seen. Not only were the actors terrible at reading the dialogue, the The Dukes of Hazzard was hazardous. It was the worst movie I have ever seen. Not only were the actors terrible at reading the dialogue, the entire story line was just plain stupid. As for Jessica Simpson, the less said the better. However it hurt my eyes to watch her on the big screen. Yeah, she's hot, but she is NOT an actress. She needs to stick to what she does best (or better): singing.. no more acting PLEASE! I dont' know how much longer I can take watching that girl try to be someone she's not. She's a singer, not an actress. Period. Expand

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