Kindergarten Cop Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 30, 2002

| Original Score: 1/5
Bob Grimm
Las Vegas Mercury
July 26, 2002

| Original Score: 2/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 12, 2002

| Original Score: 2/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
August 2, 2008

| Original Score: 0/5
Variety Staff
Variety
Top Critic
September 26, 2007

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

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.

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

Kid-friendly violence -- what a concept.

| Original Score: 2/5
Kevin Fiddler
Henderson Home News (Henderson, NV)
February 19, 2003

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

| Original Score: 2/5
Nicolas Lacroix
EnPrimeur.ca
June 18, 2004

| Original Score: 2/5
John Esther
Pasadena Weekly
November 22, 2004

| Original Score: 0/5
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
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
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 19, 2005

| Original Score: 2/5
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic
September 7, 2011

Full Review | Original Score: C

Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic
December 21, 1990

Full Review | Original Score: C
Kelly Kessler
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011

The Terminator meets Mother Goose.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Kindergarten Cop is made up out of parts that shouldn't fit, but somehow they do, making a slick entertainment out of the improbable, the impossible, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
October 14, 2004

| Original Score: 3/5
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