Police Academy
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Public safety takes a turn for the worse in this hit comedy, which spawned a long-running franchise. As a crime wave sweeps through a major city, the mayor decides that part of the problem may stem from overly restrictive qualifications for police officers, so she opens the door of the city's Police Academy to anyone who wants to join. Soon, the new class is overrun with misfits and losers, including Carey Mahoney (Steve Guttenberg), who is given the choice of joining the force or going to jail; Karen Thompson (Kim Cattrall), a pretty cadet whom Mahoney has his eye on; Moses Hightower… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 41%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Rob Vaux, Mania.com
"Goofy group makes 'Car 54 Where Are You?' seem like Shakespeare."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"It's harmless stuff, to be sure, but almost invisible, it disappears from memory so fast. A stealth comedy, perhaps?"
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"And it only went downhill from here"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Sophomoric '80's cop-spoof has profanity, sex, stereotypes."
‑ Brian Costello, Common Sense Media
"A tasteless comedy."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"You know how people talk about a movie being so bad it's good? Police Academy is that movie."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"One of the worst popular comedies of all time."
‑ Bob Grimm, Las Vegas Mercury
"Funny! Funny! Funny!"
‑ Michael A. Smith, Nolan's Pop Culture Review
"A Reagan-era screed against affirmative action, Police Academy warns what misfits and lowlifes wait to pour through the floodgates."
‑ Martin Scribbs, Low IQ Canadian
"Excellent misfit comedy. The R rating gives it edge that the sequels lack."
‑ Fred Topel, About.com
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