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Big Arnie in probably one of his best comedic performances is fun in this police action flick. While some aspects of the script may be a little silly it is Arnie and the cute kids who are the star pupils of this class.
It's just "okay". Worse than you'd expect from an actor of Schwarzenegger's caliber. With the acting talent present on the screen, I can't help but blame Reitman for the lack of cohesion. I think he was often confused as to whether he wanted to make a solid comedy, family film, or action flick. What we wound up with was an unfunny, unexciting kid's film, with the occasional dick joke.
I suppose it's cheesy but it's one of those movies I've loved since I was a kid. I love Arnie and he was so funny and charming in this. I never get tired of watching it. His rapport with Pamela Reed and Linda Hunt was also entertaining and Carroll Baker as the baddie's mom is quite menacing. Love it when Reed faces off with her wielding a baseball bat.
Tough guy Arnold is funny in this movie.
One of Arnold's best
While a lot of the humor doesn't hold up in the least, being excessively heteronormative and homophobic even for the early 90s, Arnold himself is at his best as he finds a way to marry the cool intensity of his classic action roles with the screwball charm of his weird concept comedies.
A funny and thoroughly entertaining film that never had me bored.
It's entertaining to see Arnold Schwarzenegger out of his element in a comedy especially one that revolves around children. Kindergarten Cop is no masterpiece but it's a good way to pass the time.
Some of Arnold's best work is when he was kind of a relaxed role such as a cop pretending to be a teacher having to put up with kids. Not a robot or a Sargent in the army.
Arnold Schwarzenegger owned the movie industry in the late 80s and early 90s, starring in a series of classics that are still beloved today. Kindergarten Cop was a risk for him, toning down his tough guy persona and moving him towards family friendly comedy. As strange as it sounds, the mixture, for the most part, works. When Arnie first meets his Kindergarten class and takes time adapting to them, I got the feeling that GIFs and meme were invented for those moments. ‘It's not a tumour', ‘there is no bathroom', ‘SHUT UUUUPPPP!!', all of these hilarious quotes stem from this movie. What I found impressive is how dark this largely child-friendly comedy is willing to go, with a plot involving drug crime, overdoses and child kidnapping. Luckily, Ivan Reitman manages to balance out the tones and prevent the audience from getting whiplash. I wouldn't rank it as highly as some of Arnie's other films from this time, such as Terminator 2 and Total Recall. It's a good movie, but unlike some of the others round this time, it feels like one he made while waiting for another, bigger project to become available. But I still enjoyed it, as I usually do with Schwarzenegger films. He's far from the greatest actors on the planet, but as a childhood hero of mine, I'm willing to watch anything he stars in.