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3.0 out of 5 stars It's his toughest assignment so far!, 2 Mar. 2011
This review is from: Kindergarten Cop [1990] [DVD] [1991] (DVD)
Kindergarten Cop is directed by Ivan Reitman and it stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as John Kimble, a tough police detective who goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher to catch drug dealing baddie Cullen Crisp (Richard Tyson), before Crisp can get to his ex-wife and son. However, having no teaching experience prior, Kimble finds the children a right handful. Not only that but he finds himself drawn to another teacher, Joyce (Penelope Ann Miller) to further complicate things.

Sandwiched in between Total Recall and Terminator 2:Judgement Day, is this light action comedy on Arnold Schwarzenegger's Curriculum Vitae. With a salary of $12 million in his pocket the big Austrian revels in playing comedy. Much as he did in Twins from 1988, Schwarzenegger is comfortable in making himself the butt of the jokes. With a crazy premise such as this one it was imperative that he got the feel of the comedy right, something that he achieves in spades. His play off with all the children is good fun cinema, even tender at times. For in amongst the froth the writers still slot in serious issues, issues that Schwarzenegger, in spite of his obvious lack of acting gravitas, grasps with two gigantic hands. There's no surprises in store within the plot, and I'm pretty sure for a film of this type nobody is seriously expecting any. But it is good honest fun, one for all the family to enjoy. With good support from Miller & Reed, and of course the army of sprightly children, Schwarzenegger once again doesn't take himself seriously. Hollywood, like it or not, is all the better for it. 6.5/10
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