Kindergarten Cop
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Arnold Schwarzenegger sheds his action image in Ivan Reitman's police comedy Kindergarten Cop, where he plays an undercover cop teaching a class of hyperactive six-year-olds. As the film begins, John Kimble (Schwarzenegger) and his partner Phoebe O'Hara (Pamela Reed) are in pursuit of notorious drug dealer Cullen Crisp (Richard Tyson) and his scabrous mother Eleanor (Carroll Baker). John learns Cullen is searching for his ex-wife and his little boy, and Kimble plans to nail them when they find the former wife, who is believed to have $3 million of Cullen's drug profits. John and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 51%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A mish-mash of violence, psycho-drama and lukewarm kiddie comedy."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"hough Schwarzenegger remains to acting what ham hocks are to a cheese course, he manages against all odds to be appealing as the Austrian au pair. Think of it as To Conan With Love."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"[Schwarzenneger's] transformation in to kids film star is nearly seamless, as he's able to connect with his primarily younger cast surprisingly well, and garners a strong chemistry with just about everyone in the film."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"With a heart of purest mush, Kindergarten Cop still manages to be generally entertaining."
‑ Kim Voynar, Empire Magazine
"Ah-nold and an adorable ferret... a daffy but dandy duo."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson,
"If Reitman's film gets closer than most to covering the bases, there remain huge gaps in plausibility and a romantic subplot any ten-year-old could tell you is just plain icky."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"[Director Reitman's] got a way with kids, and found a remarkable ensemble of 30 antic urchins to work with, cashing in on kindergarten's comic terrain and the blurted brutal honesty of the kids."
‑ Joe Brown, Washington Post
"The Terminator meets Mother Goose."
‑ Kelly Kessler, Common Sense Media
"Surrounding Arnold with the giddy kiddies is a shameless, gimmicky stunt. But what the heck...Reitman's actioner still works as a zesty vehicle for The Muscled One."
‑ Frank Ochieng, Movie Eye
"Kid-friendly violence -- what a concept."
‑ Michael H. Price, Fort Worth Business Press
"In Kindergarten Cop, he plays off the Schwarzenegger image more gleefully and successfully than ever before."
‑ Caryn James, New York Times
"Kindergarten Cop is made up out of parts that shouldn't fit, but somehow they do, making a slick entertainment out of the improbable, the impossible, and Arnold Schwarzenegger."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Actually fairly entertaining, buoyed by Schwarzenegger's self-deprecating charm and easy chemistry with his capable costar, Pamela Reed, and the hammiest bunch of tykes ever assembled for a movie."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Ahnold's best foray into comedy territory ... for whatever that's worth."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Holds up surprisingly well"
‑ Karina Montgomery, Cinerina
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