75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
This low-rent, nonsense cop business filled me with a nostalgic twinge. I didn't know I wanted the "Police Academy" series resurrected with a lot more hilarity, but I'm glad somebody did it.
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75

Chicago Tribune

This is not high art. It might not qualify as low art. But it is 90 minutes or so during which people can put their brains on the shelf and enjoy a few laughs.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Scott Brown
The characters are perfectly evolved screwups and the premise has potential. It lacks only the discipline of a 30-minute episode -- or a YouTube video.
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63

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
The film's longer running time means more dead spots and the more elaborate stunts demand tighter scripting and less room to improvise, which is a shame since improvisation is the Reno's gang real strength. Forgiving fans, however, won't care a whit.
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63

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
The gags vary - a tattooed-breast mystery kinda sags - but there are lots of laughs.
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50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Come to think of it, 84 minutes isn't much of a sacrifice for a few laughs, even if the material is almost as hit-or-miss as our heroes' shooting skills.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
While several members of the cast valiantly fill the void where they can, these fish out of water could have made a greater high-definition splash if they had been thrown an occasional line or two rather than counting on inspiration to wash over them.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
The humor is lowbrow, but the screenwriters and performers have a sense of pride that makes them strive for stupid jokes that haven't been done before.
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Recommended only for die-hard fans of the TV show. Others are advised to wait until this is available in a smaller format.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

About 45 minutes worth of funny stuff awkwardly stretched to 84 minutes.
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47 out of 100
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