Police Academy
Police Academy (1984)

The slobs-versus-snobs comedy formula is transferred to this box office hit about a squad of unlikely police officer cadets. According to new, politically correct rules for peace officer recruitment, a big city police academy overseen by… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: September 30, 1997
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41%
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User Score
64%



Critic Score: 41% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rob Vaux
Mania.com

The movie had its moment in the sun, somebody made a lot of money from it and then it vanished. Mercifully so in most ways, but not without leaving at least a little whiff of younger, happier days behind.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Goofy group makes 'Car 54 Where Are You?' seem like Shakespeare.

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

It's harmless stuff, to be sure, but almost invisible, it disappears from memory so fast. A stealth comedy, perhaps?

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Brian Costello
Common Sense Media

Sophomoric '80's cop-spoof has profanity, sex, stereotypes.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A tasteless comedy.

Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

You know how people talk about a movie being so bad it's good? Police Academy is that movie.

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Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

Funny! Funny! Funny!

Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian

A Reagan-era screed against affirmative action, Police Academy warns what misfits and lowlifes wait to pour through the floodgates.

Fred Topel
About.com

Excellent misfit comedy. The R rating gives it edge that the sequels lack.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Despite the fact these films are known to be trash this franchise is probably one of the most well known (and in some cases loved) franchises around the world… More
Mike S
Criminally underrated, and as are the sequels (most of them anyhow). Judging from the low ratings on IMDB, it seems a lot of people dislike the whole Police… More
Alex roy
Semi decent comedy with a few comical parts. Police Academy suffers from the lack of really funny jokes, and never really quite takes off. The film is funny at… More
Melvin White
Horrible and not funny at all.
Bethany Murphy
Very funny! I love 80's films!
AJ Verser
This police comedy is hilarious and a lot of fun. The actors are great, the story is funny, and it's highly enjoyable.

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