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Cousins Bo and Luke Duke, who with the help of their eye-catching cousin Daisy and moonshine-running Uncle Jesse, try and save the family farm from being destroyed by Hazzard County's corrupt commission Boss Hogg. Their efforts constantly find the "Duke Boys" eluding authorities in "The General Lee," their famed 1969 orange Dodge Charger that keeps them one step ahead of the dimwitted antics of the small southern town's Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane.
Action Comedy - While there are plenty of car chases involving the famous General
Lee, this is not a faithful adaptation of the now-classic television
series. The tone here is far more jokey and occasionally raunchy,
with juvenile sex and drug humor throughout. Not one for the
youngest of kids or those overly attached to the original show.
PROFANITY: 16 S-words, 11 GD's, a number of others. SEX/NUDITY: Sex jokes and references; scantily clad women. VIOLENCE: Bloodless scenes of brawling and shooting. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana. ACTION: Many car stunts, fights, and explosions. COMEDY: Silly wisecracks and slapstick including sex and drug gags.
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Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Poor ...one of the worst movies of the year" and "makes The Devil's Rejects look a lot more appealing").
Roger EbertFull Review Poor Here is a lame-brained, outdated wheeze about a couple of good ol' boys who roar around the back roads of the South in the General Lee, their beloved 1969 Dodge Charger.
USA TodayFull Review Above Average ...critic-proof Dukes is the year's ultimate 'it is what it is' movie, though it's probably worth noting that a toned Simpson fails to project much beyond what she projects in the print ads (which ain't hay).
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
We collected 188 moviegoer opinions. It looks like moviegoers either loved this movie or thought it was just average. I say this because there's a large percentage of "Excellent" and "Fantastic" opinions and a significant number of "Good" opinions. Fortunately, there are very few opinions below "Good," so I have no problem recommending "The Dukes of Hazzard," because I'm confident that you will either love it or at the very least feel it was an average movie. And for a remake of a silly little TV show that's pretty good.
Fun-lovin', fast-drivin', good ol' boy cousins Bo (SEANN WILLIAM SCOTT) and Luke (JOHNNY KNOXVILLE) Duke are back on the road and up to no good, along with their cousin Daisy Duke (JESSICA SIMPSON), proud owner of the shortest shorts in the South. Hazzard County boasts some of the most axel-busting back roads, hair-raising moonshine, and best-looking farm girls in all of Georgia – and the Duke boys enjoy all three. Frequently.
The Duke family's business is moonshine, and the boys' Uncle Jesse (WILLIE NELSON) concocts the tastiest brew in Dixie. More often than not, the boys find themselves on the wrong side of the law as they race to make their deliveries, leading the sheriff's department on some truly wild goose chases in their infamous orange Dodge Charger, the General Lee.
After a long day on the job, there's nothing like relaxing with an ice cold beer at Hazzard County's finest drinking establishment, The Boar's Nest, where Daisy waits tables. From time to time, an out-of-towner makes the mistake of getting a little too familiar with the most beautiful girl in Hazzard County. They quickly find out (the hard way) that Daisy isn't just a pretty face – she kicks ass like a Duke, and with Bo and Luke in the mix, that usually means a good old-fashioned knock-down, drag-out bar brawl.
But it's not all moonshine and farm girls these days – when Bo and Luke discover evidence that their neighbors' properties are being unlawfully seized by crooked commissioner Boss Hogg (BURT REYNOLDS), their only chance to protect their hometown is to put the pedal to the metal in a last-ditch scheme to save Hazzard County.