Here's a sobering thought: If every war gets the comedy it deserves, could Delta Farce, a strenuously unfunny Three Amigos knockoff, be our M*A*S*H?
Scott Brown - Entertainment Weekly
With Delta Farce, his second movie vehicle, the Southern-fried comedian Larry the Cable Guy takes ever greater risks to advance his career.
Andy Webster - New York Times
It's dopey Army comedy in the tradition of Buck Privates and Stripes, just with the sights aimed lower and blissfully unaware of its own monumental tastelessness.
Ty Burr - Boston Globe
This is a movie where the villains are the comic relief for the comedians, and where the outtakes at the end are better than the film.
Jack Mathews - New York Daily News
The liveliest battle in this atrocious service comedy is fighting the urge to leave midway through.
Colin Covert - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Delta is likable, though, and both David and Trejo class up the act with their distinct comedic gifts.
John Anderson - Variety
There are henpecked-husband jokes, gay jokes, turd humor, mispronounced Iraq war terms, guys asking "Who farted?" and lots more Crackel Barrel comedy.
Kyle Smith - New York Post
The story: Georgia 'weekend warriors' are shipped off to Iraq and somehow, between Georgia and Fallujah, the plane taking them dumps them into Mexico. No, the screenwriter didn't know how to read a map.
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
Even a blind pig digs up the occasional acorn, as the saying goes, and Delta Farce hits a squirrel's banquet in the casting of Danny Trejo as town villain Carlos Santana (cue rock guitarist jokes).
Peter Howell - Toronto Star
If you're hungry for comical interpretations of an errant war, may I suggest any episode of M*A*S*H -- or, indeed, any episode of Fox News.
Michael Harris - Globe and Mail
Forgetting the poor taste inherent in creating an inane military comedy like this one while American soldiers are still dying overseas, Delta Farce isn't funny enough to justify its existence.
Frank Scheck - Hollywood Reporter
What it really boils down to is whether you're a fan of Larry the Cable Guy. If so, you'll (I would hope) realize you're watching a pretty stupid comedy but will laugh in the appropriate parts.
Kit Bowen - Hollywood.com
Whatever your pet sensitivity -- the military, rednecks, gays, Mexicans -- this movie is an equal-opportunity denigrator.
Jim Lane - Sacramento News & Review
War in Iraq isn't funny -- neither is this movie.
Sandie Angulo Chen - Common Sense Media
The only farcical aspect of it is that it was greenlit in the first place.
Felix Gonzalez Jr. - DVD Review
It's OK to write comedies about morons%u2026as long as you don't insult the intelligence of the audience in the script.
Linda Cook - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Is it funny? Not really. All of its subversive potential is wasted on [director] Harding, and even the straight-ahead farce is joyless.
Marrit Ingman - Austin Chronicle
...a surefire reassurance that war is indeed hell...another prime example of ingenuity involving a box of crayons and someone's desperate idea for quick-witted lunacy.
Frank Ochieng - Movie Eye
A romantic flicker between the dumpy Larry and a pretty local senorita defies all logic -- even in a movie this illogical.
Gary Goldstein - Reel.com
If ribbing the U.S. armed forces was considered unpatriotic after 9/11, then Delta Farce proves that discussion of the Iraq War has now officially jumped the shark.
Stephen Garrett - Time Out New York
I can honestly say that I didn't laugh once
Sean McBride - Sean the Movie Guy
Perhaps best enjoyed by persons who have been lobotomized. After the first 30 minutes (I'm being generous), you may well feel like you have been.
Ken Hanke - Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
As morale boosters go, Larry the Cable Guy is no Bob Hope, and it's hard to reconcile the contradiction of an overtly tasteless movie that doesn't want to offend the troops.
Peter Debruge - Premiere Magazine
Like Paths Of Glory, Apocalypse Now, and Platoon, Delta Farce is a difficult, harrowing work offering little relief or humor. Unlike those movies, though, Delta Farce is supposed to be funny.
Steven Hyden - AV Club
Lord, I apologize, but Larry the Cable Guy just can't seem to get 'er done in a feature film.
Larry Ratliff - San Antonio Express-News
An almost inconceivably bad movie, i.e., it is so bad that it is hard to conceive how someone could have conceived it.
Eric D. Snider - EricDSnider.com
Even fans of gay-rape jokes are likely to feel burned out by the movie's end.
Luke Y. Thompson - L.A. Weekly
That the second half of Delta Farce is a half-assed rip-off of the vastly superior Three Amigos is only one sign the Blue Collar boys have, to borrow one of the film's few funny lines, "more problems than a Cub Scout at Neverland Ranch."
Chad Greene - Boxoffice Magazine
A mindless comedy where the blatant racial stereotypes are outnumbered only by the flatulence jokes.
Peter Hartlaub - San Francisco Chronicle
Larry the Cable Guy makes the men and women of the armed forces wait until the tail-end of his Iraq war comedy, Delta Farce, to learn that the movie is dedicated to them. Haven't they been through enough?
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul) - St. Paul Pioneer Press
A motion picture so awfully annoying, I couldn't even find a reason to recommend it to my dead dog Corky.
Michael Ferraro - Film Threat
A positively neutered affair, unlikely to offend...or thrill...virtually anyone.
Rob Humanick - Slant Magazine
A salad bar of misogyny, homophobia and hatred for all things that aren't A) American, B) male, and C) stupid.
Scott Weinberg - Cinematical
- Baltimore Sun
It's not just stupid, it's offensive.
Joshua Tyler - CinemaBlend.com
One of those movies that's great until the movie starts.
Kam Williams - AALBC.com
No one expects Delta Farce to compete with The Godfather or Titanic for Academy Awards supremacy, but you would expect everyone involved to try harder to be funnier instead of repeating every joke over and over again.
Willie Waffle - WaffleMovies.com
Yes, a dumb premise, but enough to raise a smile when someone describes it to you. However, I'm here to say describing it and enduring it are two entirely different things.
Jim Slotek - Jam! Movies
Cracks about turbans, "carpet flyers," "Turds" and "Shit-ites" aren't funny enough to even qualify as jokes and it's all too stupid to be offensive to anyone but the most sensitive viewer.
Ken Fox - TV Guide's Movie Guide
A low-rent Stripes without the makings of a comedy classic.
Kevin Carr - Film School Rejects
While I could say the quality of Larry's feature film work has improved, that isn't exactly a ringing endorsement for the picture. It's like saying drowning is more welcome than being set on fire.
Brian Orndorf - OhmyNews.com
Dave White - Movies.com
By the time Larry wonders if they've "mixed up our longitudes and our latitudes, our stalactites and our stalagmites," I think I could hear my brain cells screaming in agony.
Josh Larsen - Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)