Super Troopers Reviews

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David Rooney
Variety
May 20, 2008
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
November 5, 2002
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 9, 2002
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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
August 5, 2002
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.
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Jason Anderson
Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
This 100-minute movie only has about 25 minutes of decent material.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
March 13, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Arizona Republic
March 4, 2002
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
February 19, 2002
It made me yearn for the golden era of January, when Slackers was released.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
February 16, 2002
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Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle
February 16, 2002
The dirty jokes provide the funniest moments in this oddly sweet comedy about jokester highway patrolmen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
February 15, 2002
The best thing about the movie is its personable, amusing cast.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
February 15, 2002
It's kind of sad that so many people put so much time and energy into this turkey.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
February 15, 2002
Anyone who has ever been stalked on the highway by a twirling red light and a siren should find satisfaction in this send-up of state trooper foibles.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
February 15, 2002
[A] smarter and much funnier version of the old Police Academy flicks.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 15, 2002
There's nothing super about Super Troopers except for those deep into the low end of the frat-house mentality that equates smart-alecky with hilarity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
February 15, 2002
I can't quite recommend it -- it's too patched together -- but I almost can; it's the kind of movie that makes you want to like it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Nick A. Zaino III
Boston Globe
February 15, 2002
Broken Lizard has a way to go to match the absurdity and conceptual genius of Monty Python or Kids in the Hall, but Super Troopers has promising moments of oddity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
February 15, 2002
[A] hit-and- often-miss comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
February 14, 2002
Compared to what tends to pass for comedies these days, this creation of the five-man sketch-comedy team billing itself as Broken Lizard actually induces chuckles at acceptable intervals, which puts it well ahead of the game.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
February 14, 2002
You laugh neither with it nor at it but rather sit counting the minutes while the movie laughs, for no good reason, at itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
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Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News
February 14, 2002
It's a scattershot affair, but when it hits its mark it's brilliant.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
February 14, 2002
Low comedy doesn't come much lower.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
February 14, 2002
This dubious product of a college-spawned (Colgate U.) comedy ensemble known as Broken Lizard plays like a mix of Cheech and Chong and CHiPs.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
February 14, 2002
It's consistently funny, in an irresistible junior-high way, and consistently free of any gag that would force you to give it a millisecond of thought.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
February 14, 2002
Contains a few big laughs but many more that graze the funny bone or miss it altogether, in part because the consciously dumbed-down approach wears thin.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
February 12, 2002
Close enough in spirit to its freewheeling trash-cinema roots to be a breath of fresh air.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
February 3, 2002
Little more than hit-and-miss skits.
| Original Score: 2.5/5