Kindergarten Cop Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
March 21, 2014

[Schwarzenneger's] transformation in to kids film star is nearly seamless, as he's able to connect with his primarily younger cast surprisingly well, and garners a strong chemistry with just about everyone in the film.

Kelly Kessler
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011

The Terminator meets Mother Goose.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

TV Guide's Movie Guide
September 26, 2007

Actually fairly entertaining, buoyed by Schwarzenegger's self-deprecating charm and easy chemistry with his capable costar, Pamela Reed, and the hammiest bunch of tykes ever assembled for a movie.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Variety Staff
Variety
Top Critic
September 26, 2007

A mish-mash of violence, psycho-drama and lukewarm kiddie comedy.

Kim Voynar
Empire Magazine
September 26, 2007

With a heart of purest mush, Kindergarten Cop still manages to be generally entertaining.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
Top Critic
June 24, 2006

If Reitman's film gets closer than most to covering the bases, there remain huge gaps in plausibility and a romantic subplot any ten-year-old could tell you is just plain icky.

Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
January 20, 2006

Surrounding Arnold with the giddy kiddies is a shameless, gimmicky stunt. But what the heck...Reitman's actioner still works as a zesty vehicle for The Muscled One.

| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
April 3, 2005

Ahnold's best foray into comedy territory ... for whatever that's worth.

| Original Score: 4/5
Staci Layne Wilson
StaciWilson.com
January 2, 2005

Ah-nold and an adorable ferret... a daffy but dandy duo.

Michael H. Price
Fort Worth Business Press
December 8, 2004

Kid-friendly violence -- what a concept.

| Original Score: 2/5
Karina Montgomery
Cinerina
March 6, 2004

Holds up surprisingly well

| Original Score: 3/5
Caryn James
New York Times
Top Critic
May 20, 2003

In Kindergarten Cop, he plays off the Schwarzenegger image more gleefully and successfully than ever before.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online
April 18, 2003

Watching the kids subdue Ah-Nuld is funny, but much of the film is wildly inconsistent.

| Original Score: 2/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 23, 2003

A nice, funny, lightweight, non-filling, entertaining film, perfect for the holiday season.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kevin Fiddler
Henderson Home News (Henderson, NV)
February 19, 2003

It's not a tumor--it's nice Ah-nold.

| Original Score: 2/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
January 19, 2003

Arnold tries to be funny, but throws punches better than delivering punch lines.

| Original Score: 2/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
October 24, 2002

Say it with me, now: "Isss naht a tumoh!" You know you love it.

| Original Score: 3/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000

Fans of Schwarzenegger's more violent pictures will probably be put off by the film's inherent case of the 'cutes.' Parents will no doubt be very put off by the violence and dark themes.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Joe Brown
Washington Post
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

[Director Reitman's] got a way with kids, and found a remarkable ensemble of 30 antic urchins to work with, cashing in on kindergarten's comic terrain and the blurted brutal honesty of the kids.

Rita Kempley
Washington Post
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

hough Schwarzenegger remains to acting what ham hocks are to a cheese course, he manages against all odds to be appealing as the Austrian au pair. Think of it as To Conan With Love.

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