Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987) - Comedy, Crime

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The misfit Police Academy (1984) graduates now are assigned to train a group of civilian volunteers to fight crime once again plaguing the streets.

Director: Jim Drake
Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith
Length: 88 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 5 out of 70 found boring (7.14%)

One-line Reviews (25)

I would give between five and six points to the movie and ultimately rate it up for this site as the average vote of this mostly enjoyable flick is still way too severe.

Taking this predictable slapstick into four more follow-up films (with totally forgettable stories, was just a bit too much.

While it's slow cooking, he treats the C.

It's entertaining, and sometimes funny.

This just feels terribly dull, uninspired and has some of the worst comedy I've seen, you can't even call it slapstick, its just sh*t.

But surprisingly the movie still works as we are happy to meet the old and well known characters again and even if most of the scenes and jokes are predictable, they are still funny and have their moments.

Guttenberg hardly has any highlights, well, neither do many of the other regulars, and you could tell Guttenberg wanted to move on to other films, Winslow adds some entertainment with his self-made sound effects, including a rap while some civilians are exercising, but it's very pointless.

While the ending of the third movie and the chasing scenes with the boats was rather dumb, the ending of the fourth part with the air planes is really entertaining and quite spectacular.

Many of the new characters are good, but Drake is comfortable to let the film be a slow cooker, far too slow for where he eventually goes with it.

It was great to have the old gang back together, even if the movie needed a little work, they still made the movie very enjoyable.

And the characters; they're so boring and finished already!

Even the regulars seem rather tired and bored.

POLICE ACADEMY maybe never tried to be even original or that cool, but it least it had have been trying to be entertaining, and sometimes funny.

On the other side, there are many scenes that are somewhat overlong, ridiculous and boring for example the first minutes of the movie or the ninja fighting scene on a boat in the end.

The cinematography is still shot well, the music remains entertaining and the reunion of Mahoney and Capt. Harris bring back so good jokes.

The entertaining parts are though still in the majority.

But I did feel like this is the weakest I have seen so far out of the sequels, it could have had more laughs, but it is worth the watch.

That would have made this an excellent film instead of a cursorily enjoyable one, because the last 25 minutes are good, with quite a few flashes of greatness.

It is also still highly entertaining and causes me to laugh often.

A lot of the humor is predictable and (most annoyingly) often repeated.

The whole film is very boring and extremely childish, on top of that nothing makes any sense now, its just bits n pieces thrown together.

Most of them are actually being pretty bad or worse and lose what was enjoyable about the original in the first place.

An entertaining airborne finale is rather impressive as well.

I think its been dragged down because of the fact it is from 1987 and seems dated like anything else from the 80's that was not mega budget like ET, and also it had the misfortune to produce a number 7 seven years later.

This movie was really good, it was funny, entertaining, and just down right fun.