Metascore
48

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 24
  2. Negative: 3 out of 24
  1. There's a thin line between smart-stupid and just plain stupid, and Super Troopers walks it with ease.
  2. 75
    Laugh-out-loud comedies are so rare that you shouldn't casually pass up Super Troopers, which is essentially a smarter and much funnier version of the old "Police Academy" flicks.
  3. Reviewed by: Carla Meyer
    75
    Mostly, Super Troopers is plain goofy.
  4. The cast, collectively a successful example of the lovable-loser protagonist, shows deft comic timing, particularly Chandrasekhar, who wrings laughs just by his reaction to the locals' racist remarks.
  5. 70
    With no greater ambition than reworking the Police Academy movies, Broken Lizard comes up with a winning formula: one part laughs to two parts goodwill.
  6. 63
    Plays like it was directed as a do-it-yourself project, following instructions that omitted a few steps, and yet the movie has an undeniable charm.
  7. Reviewed by: Nick A. Zaino III
    63
    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.
  8. 60
    Luckily, the genuinely funny jokes far outnumber the duds in the film itself, which is helped by the generally energetic performances by Broken Lizard and their co-stars.
  9. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    60
    A fairly sustained barrage of broad undergraduate humor and gross-out gags that should tickle young auds looking for unsophisticated laughs.
  10. 60
    Though there's a crime to be solved, a romance to go awry, and lots of trooper-police politics to elaborate on, the strangely drawn out pacing somehow feels fresh rather than oppressive.
  11. Scattershot, hit-and-often-miss comedy.
  12. 50
    Manages to leave the impression that it was funny even though most of its jokes don't score.
  13. Reviewed by: Jason Anderson
    50
    When Farva sees O'Hagan in civilian wear -- a denim jacket and blue jeans -- he asks his boss, "Where'd you get the Canadian tuxedo?" Such moments may not be as exciting as the sight of Homer Simpson at the CN Tower, but they'll do.
  14. Puerile, offensive, degrading, dumb, pointless, insipid and may just well be a harbinger for the end of Western civilization as we know it. But I laughed. Sorry.
  15. Reviewed by: Steve Simels
    50
    Fans of cheesy '70s TV shows will also be pleased by Wonder Woman Lynda Carter's brief cameo appearance as the governor of Vermont.
  16. The exceedingly silly Super Troopers is an earnest, mostly funny spoof.
  17. 50
    Broken Lizard does it with a shit-faced integrity that's worth a salute.
  18. 50
    Close enough in spirit to its freewheeling trash-cinema roots to be a breath of fresh air.
  19. The best thing about the movie is its personable, amusing cast, all members of the five-man comedy troupe Broken Lizard. There's a chemistry among them, which obviously comes from having been together as comedians at Colgate University.
  20. 40
    Begins so well that it's painful to watch it degenerate into tried-and-true frat-boy humor.
  21. It's technically a well-made film: Chandrasekhar, who directed, gives it the look of a studio feature on a sizably smaller budget. It's just the script that betrays its cast.
  22. The thing about stoner comedy is that, well, it helps to be stoned.
  23. 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.
  24. Bad and tasteless. You laugh neither with it nor at it but rather sit counting the minutes while the movie laughs, for no good reason, at itself.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 115 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 67
  2. Negative: 11 out of 67
  1. TS
    Jun 22, 2010
    10
    Hilarious.
  2. jonjon
    Dec 30, 2006
    10
    Non-stop laughing
  3. Jul 12, 2014
    0
    It has a somewhat funny scene where a cop says 'meow' instead of other words, that's it. Extremely overrated. It boggles my mind how a film with so few laughs can get such a following. Full Review »