Super Troopers (2002) - Rotten Tomatoes

Super Troopers (2002)



Critic Consensus: A more-miss -than-hit affair, Super Troopers will most likely appeal to those looking for something silly.

Movie Info

A handful of state troopers are put in the uncomfortable position of having to actually enforce the law in this high-spirited comedy. Mac (Steve Lemme), Thorny (Jay Chandrasekhar), Foster (Paul Stoter), and Rabbit (Erik Stolhanske) are four Vermont state troopers whose dedication to duty is not exactly an inspiration to law enforcement officers everywhere. Stationed in a small town near the Canadian border, the troopers don't have much to do, so they while away their hours smoking dope and harassing hapless motorists. Their superior officer, Capt. O'Hagan (Brian Cox), likes the boys and they try to keep their more outrageous antics out of his earshot, but they often run afoul of fellow trooper Farva (Kevin Heffernan), who insists on doing things by the book. When Governor Jessman (Lynda Carter) announces massive budget cuts for Vermont law enforcement personnel, things look bad for the troopers and they must quickly prove their worth or they'll be forced to look for real jobs. Appropriately enough, the troopers stumble upon some information regarding a group of marijuana dealers operating along the border; the guys figure this is just the sort of high-profile bust that could save their careers, but the police department of a nearby town gets wind of the troopers' plans. The Earlville police are no friends of the troopers, and they set out to ruin their moment of glory. Super Troopers was written by the five-man comedy troupe Broken Lizard, who also star as the five troopers; the group's leader, Jay Chandrasekhar, directed. ~ Mark Deming, Rovimore
Rating: R (for language, sexual content and drug use)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Kevin Heffernan, Jay Chandrasekhar, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 6, 2002
Box Office: $18.4M
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Brian Cox
as Capt. John O'Hagan
Daniel von Bargen
as Chief Bruce Grady
Marisa Coughlan
as Off. Ursula Hanson
Lynda Carter
as Gov. Jessman
John Bedford Lloyd
as Mayor Timber
Paul Soter
as Foster
Jim Gaffigan
as Larry Johnson
André Vippolis
as College Boy 1
Joey Kern
as College Boy 2
Geoffrey Arend
as College Boy 3
Camille Hickman
as Thin Queen Bartender
Aria Alpert
as Waitress
James Grace
as Local Officer Rando
Michael Weaver
as Local Officer Smy
Dan Fey
as Local Officer Burton
Chloe Kai O'Conner
as Dead Woman -- Lucy G...
Jim Edwards
as Complaining Fan
Jimmy Noonan
as Frank Galikanokus
Maria Tornberg
as German Woman
Blanchard Ryan
as Casino La Fantastiqu...
Charlie Finn
as Dimpus Burger Guy
Tracy Tobin
as Governor's Aide
Rich Perello
as Banquet Bartender
Trish McGettrick
as Gawking Citizen
Danny Padilla
as Urinatee
Walt McPherson
as Foreman One
Jerry Walsh
as Foreman Two
Jane Heffernan
as Chicken F**cker
E.Michael Heffernan
as Chicken F**cker
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News & Interviews for Super Troopers

Critic Reviews for Super Troopers

All Critics (102) | Top Critics (29)

The movie's mostly a succession of predictable skits, leavened only by the occasional amusing one-liner and played by actors who aren't actors so much as just a bunch of guys goofing off.

Full Review… | August 5, 2002
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

This 100-minute movie only has about 25 minutes of decent material.

Full Review… | March 22, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

It made me yearn for the golden era of January, when Slackers was released.

Full Review… | February 19, 2002
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

The dirty jokes provide the funniest moments in this oddly sweet comedy about jokester highway patrolmen.

Full Review… | February 16, 2002
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Sex and drug jokes abound in lowbrow comedy.

Full Review… | December 28, 2010
Common Sense Media

Tears out at a refreshingly reckless pace, then gradually settles into a law-abiding speed. [Blu-ray]

Full Review… | January 8, 2009
Groucho Reviews

Audience Reviews for Super Troopers


It's an unlikely cult comedy with outrageous gags & humor at the expense of law enforcement. Super Troopers displays Broken Lizard at its peak with a colorful cast of characters and laughable moments. 4.5/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer


Been meaning to see this for quite some time...

and it's a shame that it took me so long to see it, because had I watched this when I was younger, I'd probably love it.

Unfortunately, I feel as if I've grown up a little too much, because I really didn't find this to be all that great.

Don't get me wrong: the story of a bunch of slacker state troopers forced to try to do actual police work is a promising premise, but the execution is where things fall flat.

The humor is very hit and miss, although i did find myself amused here and there.

Chris Weber

Super Reviewer

To call this lowbrow could nearly be an insult to the almost distinguished league of lowbrows. A likable cast carries this bit of pork jerky, just not far enough although there are some laffs.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Super Troopers Quotes

Foster: Alright meow where were we?
Larry Johnson: I'm sorry are you saying meow?
Foster: Am I saying meow!
Larry Johnson: I thought, I thought. . .
Foster: Don't think boy, meow do you know how fast you were going?
– Submitted by Joe N (19 months ago)
Mac: Sorry-ass local cops. You think you have a nice relationship with someone based on professional courtesy and mutual boredom. The next thing you know they're trying to take you out.
– Submitted by Joseph B (3 years ago)
Farva: Liter is french, for give me some fucking Cola before I break Vue's fucking lip!
– Submitted by Nathan H (3 years ago)
Farva: I want a God-dam litre of cola!
Farva: That's french for GIVE ME SOME FUCKING COLA!
– Submitted by russell b (3 years ago)

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