Former Congressman, Ben "Cooter Jones' considered opinion on the movie based on the hit TV series on which he played a supporting role is less than glowing:
Unless they clean it up before the August 5th release date I would strongly recommend that true blue Dukes fans hold their noses and pass this one up. And whatever you do, don't take any youngsters to see it. As plain as I can put it, the only thing this movie shares with our show is the title. Oh, they do have the General Lee flying through the air, although according to the New York Times, they didn't even use stunt drivers.I guess that I would agree in general that the Dukes of Hazzard was a family series, but it is a little ironic to talk about its wholesomeness given all the impure thoughts inspired by Daisy Duke.
Sure it bothers me that they wanted nothing to do with the cast of our show, but what bothers me much more is the profanity laced script with blatant sexual situations that mocks the good clean family values of our series. Now, anybody who knows me knows that I'm not a prude. But this kind of toilet humor has no place in Hazzard County. Rather than honoring our legendary show, they have chosen to degrade it.
(cap tip: Lino at Large)