Vincent Canby - New York Times
Dave Kehr - Chicago Reader
Dean Essner - Variety
Sophomoric '80's cop-spoof has profanity, sex, stereotypes.
Brian Costello - Common Sense Media
Derek Adams - Time Out
Emanuel Levy - EmanuelLevy.Com
KJB - IGN Movies
Funny! Funny! Funny!
Michael A. Smith - Nolan's Pop Culture Review
Goofy group makes 'Car 54 Where Are You?' seem like Shakespeare.
Steve Crum - Kansas City Kansan
A tasteless comedy.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat - Spirituality and Practice
A Reagan-era screed against affirmative action, Police Academy warns what misfits and lowlifes wait to pour through the floodgates.
Martin Scribbs - Low IQ Canadian
It's harmless stuff, to be sure, but almost invisible, it disappears from memory so fast. A stealth comedy, perhaps?
John J. Puccio - Movie Metropolis
John J. Puccio - DVDTown.com
You know how people talk about a movie being so bad it's good? Police Academy is that movie.
Christopher Null - Filmcritic.com
Excellent misfit comedy. The R rating gives it edge that the sequels lack.
Fred Topel - About.com
Dean Essner - Film4
Christopher Smith - Bangor Daily News (Maine)
And it only went downhill from here
Ken Hanke - Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Scott Weinberg - eFilmCritic.com
Rob Vaux - Flipside Movie Emporium
One of the worst popular comedies of all time.
Bob Grimm - Las Vegas Mercury
Wesley Lovell - Oscar Guy
Wesley Lovell - Cinema Sight