Metascore
15

Overwhelming dislike - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 9 out of 10
  1. 38
    Things might have been okay if this film had gone someplace, anyplace, but it stalls early, then coasts through an hour of minimally-amusing material before screeching to an amazingly improbable stop.
  2. 33
    Carpool is affably stupid Saturday-matinee fare -- good for opiating the kids for a few hours -- but let's just say it's no Big Bully.
  3. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    30
    Arthur Hiller's pacing is crude, but that seems to be the point.
  4. It's a shame Arnold is stuck on the loudmouth clod schtick, because there are moments he's downright pleasant on screen. But in Carpool, these moments are kept to a minimum.
  5. Reviewed by: Staff (not credited)
    25
    Indifferently directed and almost aggressively tedious, we'd call it cliched if they'd even bothered getting the cliches right.
  6. Nothing about the movie makes much sense.
  7. 20
    Arthur Hiller, who last directed the sour "The Babe" -- not the one about that sweet pig -- finds even less to work with in TV veteran Don Rhymer's stupid screenplay.
  8. Wide-eyed and mirthlessly peppy, Mr. Arnold soon wears out his welcome as a bumbling would-be bank robber who commandeers a group of young hostages.
  9. Warner Bros. quietly releases Hiller's latest film, Carpool, without advance critics screenings, without more than a whisper of promotion, without warning or apology to the lost souls who might wander in to see it.
User Score
5.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Oct 19, 2014
    2
    With an awfully predictable end, and an equally silly script, This movie is one big pile of waste that should never get the honor of beingWith an awfully predictable end, and an equally silly script, This movie is one big pile of waste that should never get the honor of being bought by somebody with an IQ score of 75. Full Review »