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Kindergarten Cop Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
March 21, 2014
[Schwarzenneger's] transformation in to kids film star is nearly seamless, as he's able to connect with his primarily younger cast surprisingly well, and garners a strong chemistry with just about everyone in the film.
Kelly Kessler
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
The Terminator meets Mother Goose.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

TV Guide
September 26, 2007
Actually fairly entertaining, buoyed by Schwarzenegger's self-deprecating charm and easy chemistry with his capable costar, Pamela Reed, and the hammiest bunch of tykes ever assembled for a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Variety Staff
September 26, 2007
A mish-mash of violence, psycho-drama and lukewarm kiddie comedy.
Kim Voynar
Empire Magazine
September 26, 2007
With a heart of purest mush, Kindergarten Cop still manages to be generally entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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.
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
January 20, 2006
Surrounding Arnold with the giddy kiddies is a shameless, gimmicky stunt. But what the heck...Reitman's actioner still works as a zesty vehicle for The Muscled One.
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
April 3, 2005
Ahnold's best foray into comedy territory ... for whatever that's worth.
| Original Score: 4/5
Staci Layne Wilson
January 2, 2005
Ah-nold and an adorable ferret... a daffy but dandy duo.
Michael H. Price
Fort Worth Business Press
December 8, 2004
Kid-friendly violence -- what a concept.
| Original Score: 2/5
March 6, 2004
Holds up surprisingly well
| Original Score: 3/5
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Caryn James
New York Times
May 20, 2003
In Kindergarten Cop, he plays off the Schwarzenegger image more gleefully and successfully than ever before.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
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
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 23, 2003
A nice, funny, lightweight, non-filling, entertaining film, perfect for the holiday season.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kevin Fiddler
Henderson Home News (Henderson, NV)
February 19, 2003
It's not a tumor--it's nice Ah-nold.
| Original Score: 2/5
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
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
October 24, 2002
Say it with me, now: "Isss naht a tumoh!" You know you love it.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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Joe Brown
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
[Director Reitman's] got a way with kids, and found a remarkable ensemble of 30 antic urchins to work with, cashing in on kindergarten's comic terrain and the blurted brutal honesty of the kids.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
hough Schwarzenegger remains to acting what ham hocks are to a cheese course, he manages against all odds to be appealing as the Austrian au pair. Think of it as To Conan With Love.
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