• R, 1 hr. 42 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Hugh Wilson
    In Theaters:
    Mar 23, 1984 Wide
    On DVD:
    Sep 30, 1997
  • Warner Home Video

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Police Academy Reviews

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KJB
IGN Movies

| Original Score: 3/5

April 28, 2005
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

Funny! Funny! Funny!

| Original Score: 4/5

January 1, 2005
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

You know how people talk about a movie being so bad it's good? Police Academy is that movie.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

March 31, 2004
Fred Topel
About.com

Excellent misfit comedy. The R rating gives it edge that the sequels lack.

| Original Score: 4/5

August 13, 2003
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

| Original Score: 3/5

March 20, 2003
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

| Original Score: 3/5

July 26, 2002
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

Full Review Source: Cinema Sight | Original Score: 8/10

January 1, 2000
Rob Vaux
Mania.com

The movie had its moment in the sun, somebody made a lot of money from it and then it vanished. Mercifully so in most ways, but not without leaving at least a little whiff of younger, happier days behind.

Full Review Source: Mania.com | Original Score: C

March 24, 2014
Brian Costello
Common Sense Media

Sophomoric '80's cop-spoof has profanity, sex, stereotypes.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 2/5

June 7, 2012
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 2/5

August 21, 2005
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Goofy group makes 'Car 54 Where Are You?' seem like Shakespeare.

| Original Score: 2/5

October 16, 2004
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A tasteless comedy.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5

August 21, 2004
Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian

A Reagan-era screed against affirmative action, Police Academy warns what misfits and lowlifes wait to pour through the floodgates.

July 16, 2004
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

It's harmless stuff, to be sure, but almost invisible, it disappears from memory so fast. A stealth comedy, perhaps?

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 4/10

April 6, 2004
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

And it only went downhill from here

| Original Score: 0/5

July 30, 2002
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

| Original Score: 2/5

July 26, 2002
Bob Grimm
Las Vegas Mercury

One of the worst popular comedies of all time.

| Original Score: 0/5

July 26, 2002

Variety
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Derek Adams
Time Out
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Film4
May 24, 2003
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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May 20, 2003
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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January 1, 2000
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