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Super Troopers (2002)

tomatometer

35

Average Rating: 5/10
Reviews Counted: 88
Fresh: 31 | Rotten: 57

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

36

Average Rating: 4.8/10
Critic Reviews: 22
Fresh: 8 | Rotten: 14

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

audience

90

liked it
Average Rating: 3.7/5
User Ratings: 261,145

My Rating

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

R,

Comedy

Broken Lizard

Aug 6, 2002

$18.4M

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All Critics (102) | Top Critics (29) | Fresh (31) | Rotten (57) | DVD (22)

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.

August 5, 2002 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
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This 100-minute movie only has about 25 minutes of decent material.

March 22, 2002 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
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It made me yearn for the golden era of January, when Slackers was released.

February 19, 2002 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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Sex and drug jokes abound in lowbrow comedy.

December 28, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

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

January 8, 2009 Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews
Groucho Reviews

...doesn't have enough plot or successful jokes to keep it afloat.

August 1, 2003 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

Filme amalucado, mas com grande espírito de diversão. É incrível que o filme consiga estabelecer tamanha empatia por seus heróis, já que estes são imbecis e só fazem besteira.

July 25, 2003
Cinema em Cena

The movie is as juvenile and silly as it looks. But it's also funnier than you would expect.

March 19, 2003 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Comment (1)
eFilmCritic.com

This is one of those films that makes movie critics embarassed to admit they liked it without first smoking a joint.

February 8, 2003 Full Review Source: Film Quips Online | Comment (1)
Film Quips Online

If the shots were more focused and the sound design had a little more punch, this could be an amazing film instead of just an endearing one.

November 26, 2002 | Comment (1)

Comedy troupe Broken Lizard's first movie is very funny but too concerned with giving us a plot.

September 29, 2002 Full Review Source: Mark Reviews Movies
Mark Reviews Movies

This seemingly endless sitcom is too infatuated with its own hijinks to realize they're virtually witless.

August 27, 2002 Full Review | Comment (1)

...numbingly boring and jaw-droppingly dumb.

July 13, 2002
Movie Metropolis

The awful title should be a warning to you about the film.

July 9, 2002 Full Review
Supercala.com

A painfully leaden film destined for pre-dawn cable television slots.

April 12, 2002 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

. Curiously, Super Troopers suffers because it doesn't have enough vices to merit its 103-minute length.

March 13, 2002 Full Review Source: Lybarger Links
Lybarger Links

Jay Chandrasekhar helms this wacky vehicle with all the conviction of a defective police siren...feels more like an excuse for Chandrasekhar and his fratboy Broken Lizard comedy troupe players to merge and serve up their pet project just to kill some time

March 4, 2002 Full Review Source: Movie Eye
Movie Eye

Good, fun comedy that finds humor in personality and avoids scraping the bottom of the comedic barrel.

February 28, 2002 Full Review Source: Goatdog's Movies
Goatdog's Movies

An appealingly juvenile trifle that delivers its share of laughs and smiles.

February 25, 2002 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

Just a long string of high school-style pranks and hazing exercises. And as with such gags in real life, they're never as much fun for those who aren't taking part.

February 19, 2002 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for Super Troopers

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.
January 27, 2013
cosmo313
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.
February 8, 2012
ApeneckFletcher

Super Reviewer

Favourite line: "Excuse me, bear... Bearf***er! Do you need assistance??"

This movie came on at the bar after SNF ended, and my friends knew the words even without the sound on so I was curious... I was gonna give it 3.5 stars... but then the last scene happened. These guys are a helluva lot of fun. You may want to strangle them sometimes, but mostly, fun.
November 23, 2011
Letitia Lew

Super Reviewer

Shut up farva
November 4, 2011
Joe McCall

Super Reviewer

    1. 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 (14 months ago)
    1. Farva: Liter is french, for give me some fucking Cola before I break Vue's fucking lip!
    – Submitted by Nathan H (16 months ago)
    1. Farva: I want a God-dam litre of cola!
    2. Farva: That's french for GIVE ME SOME FUCKING COLA!
    – Submitted by russell b (16 months ago)
    1. Foster: License and registration! CHICKEN-FUCKER!! BAAAAKAAA!
    – Submitted by Kelly R (16 months ago)
    1. Ursula: Bend over and touch your toes.. I'm gonna show you where the wild goose goes.
    – Submitted by Shanna M (17 months ago)
    1. Capt. John O'Hagan: I swear to God I'm going to pistol whip the next guy who says, 'Shenanigans.'
    2. Mac: Hey Farva what's the name of that restaurant you like with all the goofy shit on the walls and the mozzarella sticks?
    3. Farva: You mean Shenanigans?
    4. Mac: OOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
    5. Thorny: OOOOOOOOOOOOOO. [as they hand the Captain their pistols]
    – Submitted by Michael G (20 months ago)
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