According to new, politically correct rules for peace officer recruitment, requiring the police department to accept all willing recruits, effectively abolishing fitness requirements, educational levels, and medical standards. A group of good-hearted but incompetent misfits enter the police academy, but the instructors there are not going to put up with their pranks.
A Reagan-era screed against affirmative action, Police Academy warns what misfits and lowlifes wait to pour through the floodgates.
July 16, 2004
Excellent misfit comedy. The R rating gives it edge that the sequels lack.
August 13, 2003
You know how people talk about a movie being so bad it's good? Police Academy is that movie.
March 31, 2004
One of the worst popular comedies of all time.
July 26, 2002
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
A tasteless comedy.
August 21, 2004
The movie had its moment in the sun, somebody made a lot of money from it and then it vanished. Mercifully so in most ways, but not without leaving at least a little whiff of younger, happier days behind.