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Worth A Look: 32.32%
Average: 7.07%
Pretty Bad: 2.02%
Total Crap: 13.13%

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by Brian McKay

"'Police Academy' done 'Animal House' style."
4 stars

You've probably seen the trailers, and yes, the movie is as juvenile and silly as it looks. But it's also funnier than you would expect. It's refreshing to be able to laugh at a movie like this, one that is stupid, but doesn't cross the stupidity threshold into insulting your intelligence or being just plain tedious.

It's essentially a series of comedy sketches tied together with a plywood-thin plot about a "professional" rivalry (I put that in quotes because these cops are anything but), between a division of Vermont Highway Patrolmen and the local cops from the town on their stretch of road. These two groups of incompetents are constantly brawling, playing practical jokes on each other, and stepping on each other's jurisdictional toes. Naturally there's some big drug-smuggling ring in town as well, with each department trying to get the big bust so that they can win a budget increase from the state.

The cast is mostly unkowns, at least to American audiences, since they are from Canadian sketch comedy troupe "Broken Lizard". A few recognizable character actors make appearances in the supporting roles, including Lynda Carter as the governor (who I hadn't seen in anything since the Wonder Woman days, and who STILL looks damn fine). But the boys from Broken Lizard are a funny, likeable bunch, playing up on every cop stereotype (Most of them have the cheesy cop moustaches) while recklessly abusing their authority in the name of fun - good, clean, or otherwise. Usually otherwise.

Make no mistake, this is definitely lowbrow humor of the "Animal House" or "American Pie" variety, but God damn, it's pretty funny. The laughs are punctuated by an obnoxious yet toe-tapping heavy metal soundtrack, and the pacing rarely gets bogged down in any attempts at dramatics or serious plot or character development. Whether this ends up being a breakout film for the Broken Lizard team outside of Canada remains to be seen. Probably not, but go see it anyway.

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User Comments

12/09/12 Simon a skit collection, but so many quotes and shared laughs with it, that's 5 stars for life 5 stars
1/25/11 Diehard if u don't like this hope u boys like Mexico and ur a loser also give it 2nd look or 30 5 stars
8/11/08 Jon G Only cheeseheads and corn balls will like..Not funny.....Garbahge 1 stars
10/08/07 Indrid Cold The only Broken Lizard movie that doesn't suck; filled with strange, funny moments. 4 stars
4/19/07 Stevo UK Apparently the american police are idiots, according to this film. 1 stars
1/04/07 Ronin very funny 4 stars
12/12/06 Frank "Sing it again rookie biatch!" Definatley in my top ten all time. 5 stars
12/11/06 AJ Muller Hilarious; these guys rock. Not for the easily offended/prudish - All Hail The Lizard!! 5 stars
9/02/06 Del "He's already pulled over! He can't pull over anymore!" 4 stars
5/29/06 Johnny Chimpo This sucks all ass 1 stars
9/27/05 Kevin Your cells are 8x10. Ours are big deal 5 stars
9/22/05 Jordan Awesome 5 stars
8/29/05 Eddie am i saying meow? 5 stars
8/27/05 ES 'Who wants a moustache ride?'= one sickly funny line a comedy does not make 1 stars
7/01/05 A Sense of Humor A great funny movie 5 stars
4/12/05 clatz Fantastic movie, not everyones cup of tea. 4 stars
11/13/04 Tilley Love it. Full of good quotes, and you pick up a few more each time you watch. 5 stars
8/03/04 stefan andersson sickest movie ever 5 stars
4/10/04 james paul davis funny as all hell.I couldnt breath I was laughing so hard 5 stars
2/29/04 mike when it slows down it sloooooows down, but for the most part, a very funny movie. 4 stars
2/27/04 partybabe820 THIS MOVIE ROCKS! one of the funniest movies i've ever seen and definitely my favorite 5 stars
1/12/04 adelleda fizz i loooove this movie!! its seriously one of my favorite movies!!! 5 stars
11/02/03 nenbar HI-larious opening scene 4 stars
9/25/03 ahg im shot qwweer 4 stars
9/13/03 Igor THE FUNNIEST OPENING SCENE I HAVE EVER SEEN. Rest sucks though. still 5 stars for the open 5 stars
9/02/03 Greg Absolutely hilarious, some great great great one liners 5 stars
8/24/03 Shawn A classic comedy!!! Awesome! 5 stars
8/16/03 John Funniest damn movie ever! Great movie for stoners! 5 stars
7/07/03 Alex Should've gone straight to video 1 stars
5/12/03 Jim Amiable nonsense that manages to throw in an actual plot and a few real characters 4 stars
5/07/03 Jody Great movie! very funny 5 stars
5/01/03 Calan This movie is my absolute favorite 5 stars
4/15/03 Jack Bourbon Pants-Pissing Laughs! Gotsta love the final act. 4 stars
3/30/03 Nick Funny as hell. You laugh about it more in retrospect 5 stars
3/25/03 Christina This movie is so retarded, but it's sooo hysterical. I loved it. 5 stars
1/20/03 Jon Novistki Funniest movie, ever! Even after watching it for the 10th time 5 stars
1/07/03 Fish Eye everyone giving this 5 stars is a movie insider - IT SUCKED! 1 stars
1/06/03 Lana This movie is the best! I could watch it over n over again n never get tired of it!! 5 stars
1/03/03 Rache this movie is one of the funniest movies ive ever seeN!! 5 stars
12/28/02 spacecowboy-00x HAHAHAAHHAH GOOD GOD! I've never laughed so much!!! ahahahahah WOOO! Farvo!!!!!! hehehe 5 stars
11/19/02 Nepeta Meow this is a funny movie ! 5 stars
11/19/02 tupac stevens When u watch this movie u dont stop laughing 5 stars
11/11/02 jimmmmmy AMAZING 5 stars
11/06/02 LParker Comedic genius 5 stars
10/27/02 MarktheShark6 Favra has the funniest part of any movie I've ever seen. Period. Chicken fucker. 5 stars
10/14/02 Jessica Meierotto " I loved this movie so much I watch it like everyday! 5 stars
9/30/02 W.C. The Best Cop Movie Ever!! 5 stars
9/26/02 Morally Sound "Oh shit, I got you good you fucker!" Hahaha. 5 stars
8/19/02 .Choadushouse. Hilarious! Not many movies are better to watch with a gang of friends and a loaded bong! 4 stars
8/14/02 Del He's already pulled over.. he can't pull over anymore! 5 stars
8/13/02 Shayna I thought this movie was funny as hell, but then again Im just your average teenager. 4 stars
8/11/02 Film Guy It was funny. but it wasnt that funny. It wasnt great 3 stars
8/10/02 Jared Smith one of the funniest movies i've ever seen, laughin the whole time 5 stars
8/09/02 Film Dude Funniest first 10 minutes to a movie I've seen in a while. 4 stars
8/07/02 spyguy2 Turned it off after 25 minutes. 1 stars
8/07/02 Kristy Fuckin Hillarious ive seen it like 10 times now 5 stars
8/04/02 KMG (.)(.) 1 stars
7/31/02 cici MY FAVORITE MOvie in the UNIVERSE! 5 stars
4/27/02 daena best comedy, better than jay and silent bob 5 stars
4/25/02 Tiffany Faye Hawthorne Makes DROP DEAD FRED or MEET THE DEEDLES look like CITIZEN KANE! 1 stars
4/25/02 Iris Dementia Preacox Apparently Stephanie van der Kellen ain't the biggest goofball in Vermont after all! 1 stars
4/24/02 Natalie Stonecipher Never a good sign when title rhymes with something more interesting, like POOPER SCOOPERS. 2 stars
4/16/02 Nick Goodner I ate 38 hotdogs throughout the movie 5 stars
4/15/02 Peter Truschinger I've seen it twice and would see it again 5 stars
4/10/02 Kelly i've seen it twice and couldn't stop laughing! 5 stars
3/16/02 Dom Corleone I walked out. 1 stars
3/14/02 Ryan this movie is awomse and u should really go see it 5 stars
3/03/02 Poofter don't even try to compare this to Police Academy. PA is stupid humor 4 stars
2/21/02 War Against Crap Maybe it doesn't insult YOUR intelligence, but as for mine... 2 stars
2/21/02 Amanda Funniest movie I've seen in a long time! 5 stars
2/20/02 siro Funny as fuck....You are a dickhead if you disagree. 5 stars
2/18/02 turd I laughed my balls off. 5 stars
2/17/02 Mark A complete waste of time punctuated with a few laughs and a lot of groans. 1 stars
2/17/02 hey very funny movie. 4 stars
2/17/02 Andrew Carden Unfunny and Lame Monty Python Rip-Off. See Police Academy 6 Instead. 1 stars
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