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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.) Expand
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: David Edelstein
    60
    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    A lame-brained, outdated wheeze about a couple of good ol' boys who roar around the back roads of the South in the General Lee, their beloved 1969 Dodge Charger.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: 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. Collapse

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