Police Academy Synopsis
The new mayor's policy puts badges on misfits (Steve Guttenberg, Michael Winslow).
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Washington Post

By Rita Kempley
Attention all units: Slapstick in progress in the vicinity of Police Academy. Suspects wanted for mugging the camera and possession of...
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

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Despite the quick succession of sight gags director Hugh Wilson engineers in the film, Police Academy has it weak moments, particularly...
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60

Variety

Police Academy at its core is a harmless, innocent poke at authority that does find a fresh background in a police academy.
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50

Miami Herald

By Bill Cosford
Gag delivery is by shotgun and, as happens when there is even a minimum of talent involved in such projects, some of the material is on...
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40

The New York Times

By Vincent Canby
The movie plows through one outrageous sequence to the next with the momentum of a freight train.
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0

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
If there's anything worse than a punch line that doesn't work, it's a movie that doesn't even bother to put the punch lines in.
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Rated R
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Sophomoric '80s cop-spoof has profanity, sex, stereotypes.
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