Delta Farce

2007

Delta Farce

Critics Consensus

Too afraid to be a real satire of the Iraq War, Delta Farce instead devolves into a reprehensible, unfunny mix of slapstick, gay panic, and flatulence jokes.

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When a hard-luck blue-collar worker and his two best friends are mistaken for Army Reservists by a tough-talking Army sergeant, the plane set to fly them to the front lines of Iraq mistakenly drops them in the middle of Mexico to disastrous results in a freewheeling military comedy starring Larry the Cable Guy, Bill Engvall, and D.J. Qualls. Larry (the Cable Guy) has lost his job and his woman in the short span of 24 hours. Convinced that some suds and target shooting are just the right remedies for a broken, jobless heart, Larry sets out with his next-door neighbor Bill (Engvall) and their trigger-happy pal Everett (Qualls) in order to blast off some rounds and down some brews. Their relaxing weekend soon takes an unexpected turn, however, when hard-case Army sergeant Kilgrove (Keith David) mistakes the trio as slacking Army reservists and loads them in a plane bound for Fallujah. Subsequently air-dropped over Mexico due to pilot error, the clueless, wannabe war heroes become convinced that they're actually in the Middle East and set out to save a rural village from what they assume to be an insurgent uprising. Though the thankful locals champion the noble but dimwitted trio for their heroism, the celebration is short-lived as ruthless warlord Carlos Santana (Danny Trejo) pays a personal visit to the town with a plan to confront the fearless warriors who dared to challenge his iron-fist rule. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast

Bill Engvall
as Bill Little
DJ Qualls
as Everett
Danny Trejo
as Carlos Santana
Keith David
as Sergeant Kilgore
Ed O'Ross
as Storage Manager Victor
Lorna Scott
as Woman at Cowboy Frank's
Parker Goris
as Bill's Boy
Michael Papajohn
as Bill's Neighbor
Lance Smith
as Sgt. Adams
Rolando Molina
as Bartender
Estaban Cueto
as El Javelina
Tom Rosales
as Bandito Guard
Craig Susser
as Roger Grabowski
McKinley Freeman
as Airborne Soldier
Chris Spencer
as Co-Pilot
David Desantos
as Bandito #3 Ricardo
Matt Riedy
as Colonel Dalton
Amy Powell
as Anchorwoman
Bill Doyle
as Colonel
Danielle Hartnett
as Senorita Magdalena
Toby Holguin
as Bandito No. 1
Jimmy Ortega
as Bandito No. 2
Jeff Dunham
as Amazing Ken
PJ Walsh
as Medic
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Critic Reviews for Delta Farce

All Critics (44) | Top Critics (13) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (42)

  • 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.

    May 19, 2007 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • 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?

    May 16, 2007 | Rating: D- | Full Review…
  • 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.

    May 15, 2007 | Rating: D- | Full Review…

    Steven Hyden

    AV Club
    Top Critic
  • A mindless comedy where the blatant racial stereotypes are outnumbered only by the flatulence jokes.

    May 14, 2007 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • Among the many minorities mocked are Muslims, but perhaps the people most insulted are white Southerners, who presumably are expected to embrace one whopping brain-dead metaphor.

    May 14, 2007 | Full Review…
  • There are henpecked-husband jokes, gay jokes, turd humor, mispronounced Iraq war terms, guys asking "Who farted?" and lots more Crackel Barrel comedy.

    May 14, 2007 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Delta Farce

  • Aug 06, 2011
    Delta Farce has got to be the most awful, shallow, poorly constructed comedy film ever made. This is a film that makes every Pauly Shore film look like classics by comparison. You know right from the start that the cast for this horrid train wreck will not be good when you have Larry The Cable Guy, a comedian who's become so unfunny, so quickly that people now realize how primitive his style of comedy was. With Delta Farce, the filmmakers basically took, Larry The Cable Guy's one trick comedy routine and made an hour and a half long minute out of it. Truly original. Sounds like something that Pauly Shore did with every one of his films, at least no matter how bad the films were; he did manage to give me a few chuckles. But with Larry The Cable Guy, he's just too painful to watch on screen. I don't like his work, and I think he should retire from the comedy business. The guy was maybe funny for a year or so, but now he's yet another pointless comedian. Delta Farce is a painful comedy that is so poorly written and acted that you wonder how this trash could be green lit and shown in theatres. Oh well, they'll market anything to make a quick buck.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Aug 24, 2010
    Danny Trejo playing a Mexican gang leader named "Carlos Santana"?. Hilarious.
    Sean G Super Reviewer
  • Aug 10, 2009
    does not deserve a review
    Coxxie M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 08, 2009
    This movie got some bad reviews, personally I did not mind it. I thought the storyline was great. The idea that these guys thought they were in Iraq when they were really in mexico really cracked me up. Unfortunatley when they found out they really were in mexico and actually had a real problem on there hands it just seemed like a war movie with a bunch of bad acting. This movie is fun and had a great idea going for it but it should of kept to the guys simply thinking they were in Iraq the entire time and finishing the entire mission by pure mistake. The movie suffers from writing. The actors themselves was pretty good. For many this movie will be either be pass or fail. For me, it's a C. If I was in the right mood I could enjoy it but it's not something I will buy or watch many times.
    Bobby H Super Reviewer

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