Directed by Jay Chandrasekhar, starring Johnny Knoxville, Seann William Scott, Jessica Simpson, Burt Reynolds, Willie Nelson, Lynda Carter, David Koechner, James Roday, Michael Weston, Nikki Griffin Alice Greczyn and MC Gainey.

Welcome to Hazzard, where the accents are strong, the script is weak, common-sense is a very alien concept, mindless car chases are a must and the Dukes rule supreme - but not so much on screen.

Bo (Scott) and Luke Duke (Knoxville) are cousins without a care between them. Living the lazy life in the county of Hazzard, the Dukes spend their days helping with Uncle Jesse's (Nelson) moonshine business, while romancing the ladies of the area - much to the disgust of the men folk. Their pretty sister/cousin Daisy (Simpson) turns up wherever she's needed as a decoy, clad inevitably in either hotpants or a bikini. There's very little plot outside of this.

Basically, the wealthy and powerful Boss Hogg (Reynolds) wants to convert most of the land in Hazzard county into a coal mine, but none of the residents are actually aware of this fact, apart from our heroes the Dukes, of course. With the help of the loosely-termed law enforcement officers of the area, the dim-witted and easily distracted Enos (Weston) and his superior officer Rosco (Gainey), Boss Hogg has it all worked out - but he didn't bank on the determination of one family. And so continues the story, amid scrapes with the law, car crashes and much plotting and scheming.

Barely existent storyline aside, Seann William Scott was made for this sort of comedy. He suits the character of the hapless Bo Duke and, with what limited script he is given, he injects some humour into the package - being the only one who seems to keep this movie alive.

'The Dukes of Hazzard' will undoubtedly have an audience but if you're over 16 and not easily dazzled by never-ending, unrealistic, high-speed car chases, then steer well clear. The outtakes at the end are about as funny as it gets, and if you're still in your cinema seat at this stage then you'll more than be deserving of the few tame laughs that are on offer here.

Linda McGee