Carpool (1996)

Franklin Lazlo (Tom Arnold) is desperate. His carnival is on the skids and he hasn't got the money to make his next payroll. He tries robbery, with little result except to have the police, some professional robbers, and a meter-maid… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: August 23, 1996
DVD Release Date: February 10, 2004
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Critic Score: 13% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John Hartl
Seattle Times

Watching a Tom Arnold movie is like getting trapped in a room with a barking dog for 90 minutes.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

A clunker of a chase movie that gets more mileage out of its cut-the-cheese jokes than it does from the this comic duo.

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Robert Sellers
Radio Times

This attempt at entertaining knockabout comedy is a perfect example of Hollywood dumbing down and treating its audience like idiots.

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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle

Carpool, the new Tom Arnold comedy, is one ride to avoid, unless truly idiotic car-chase slapstick comedies are the destination genre.

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Jack Mathews
Los Angeles Times

What is this, an idea?

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Billy Mowbray

Loud, silly and choc-a-block with madcap slapstick, Hiller's film may have an alarming plot premise but it's innocent enough for all but the youngest kids to enjoy.

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Variety Staff

A ramshackle if amiable chase comedy.

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James Berardinelli

The humor is too feeble to overcome the repetitive lethargy of the formulaic storyline.

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Roger Hurlburt
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Despite its "family comedy" packaging, parents may balk at taking kids to Carpool, where kidnapping at gunpoint is intended to trigger humor.

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
Lenny Muggsy
Always loved this movie ever since it came out, so silly and cheesy but amusing and avintage 90's kid flick, a genre of movies that generally are still… More
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A forgettable and stupid movie with some funny situations.