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 (Rhea Perlman) chasing him. On the way, he takes uptight and harried children's carpool father Daniel Miller (David Paymer) and a van full of children hostage. Franklin and the children get up to some wild hijinks all over town, and gradually the starchy Daniel begins to loosen up. … More
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Critic Reviews for Carpool
Watching a Tom Arnold movie is like getting trapped in a room with a barking dog for 90 minutes.
Carpool, the new Tom Arnold comedy, is one ride to avoid, unless truly idiotic car-chase slapstick comedies are the destination genre.
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.
The humor is too feeble to overcome the repetitive lethargy of the formulaic storyline.
This attempt at entertaining knockabout comedy is a perfect example of Hollywood dumbing down and treating its audience like idiots.
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.
Despite its "family comedy" packaging, parents may balk at taking kids to Carpool, where kidnapping at gunpoint is intended to trigger humor.
Indifferently directed and almost aggressively tedious, we'd call it cliched if they'd even bothered getting the cliches right.
The whole madcap production is at best faintly amusing, at worst, painfully protracted.
the wheel's fall off this thing pretty early on
There's enough harmless, dumb fun here to keep the tykes quiet for a couple of hours, and that as much as the movie may be worth the price of admission.
A really unfunny comedy that makes the Three Stooges' shorts seem like humorous masterpieces.
Audience Reviews for Carpool
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 good today.More
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