Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986) - Comedy

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The alumni of Commandant Lassard's Police Academy (1984) return to the school to train new recruits and prevent its closure.

IMDB: 5.4
Director: Jerry Paris
Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith
Length: 83 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 14 out of 69 found boring (20.28%)

One-line Reviews (40)

It was just really exciting seeing the characters just trying to catch up to the villains, I remember being on the edge of my seat thinking "c'mon, c'mon, get them" and just seeing them do those jumps with the wave riders and boats was cool.

Of course, Mahoney, Tackleberry, Hightower and all the other are also starring in this very funny and entertaining flick, this time as instructors instead of cadets as in the first movie.

Guttenberg is still okay, Winslow does entertain with his variety of self-made sound effects, including some scanner and throat noises, but it's pointless.

The third and last entertaining of them all .

Not one of the best entries in the series, but nonetheless amusing and entertaining enough for fans.

Even a bit boring at times.

It very boring and not funny.

Fortunately, the last third delivers an extremely exciting and well staged protracted action set piece involving power boats and jet-skis.

Back In Entertaining.

I have a lot of sympathy for the Police Academy venture, and the third episode does still pack quite a few memorable scenes, but especially in its second half (starting with the party), it does run out of steam and becomes formulaic.

The third installment of the Police Academy series falls a little short compared to the first two movies, but it is still quite entertaining!

But still this very boring.

So if you're bored on some lousy afternoon, this film will really brighten up your day!

Sadly there are nowhere near enough laughs, maybe a couple of minor parts work but there are no real highlight scenes really (which the first two had) and the rest of the gags are poorly timed, feeling laboured and with some abrupt shifts from one to another, parts that are more grossly crude than anything remotely amusing and too much of it has a style of humour that feels far too toned down, which makes the film feel leaden and bland.

Other than that, don't waste your money on it.

Still, the likable cast and pleasant tone keeps things light and enjoyable.

The motorboat chase scenes are simply too long and ultimately quite boring and I think that a real ending is missing as the movie ends somewhat quite suddenly after the chasing scenes.

This was a sad attempt at the sequel to the first two, and i have tosay.. this has tho be the worst movie that the series has to offer, and probably one of the worst ever!!!!!

By this film the series became even more unwatchable and somehow even more redundant.

All the jokes from this movie were dumb, idiotic and unfunny and everything about this terrible movie was dire and unwatchable.

Somewhat lesser, but still enjoyable entry .

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

In the film, he was poking fun at badly dubbed Chinese kungfu dialogues and made an extremely high but absolutely pointless jump in front of the bad guys.

It should be enjoyable enough for fans.

Even then, the final scene at the marina is way too long.

worst movie....

These films are extremely formulaic, identikit films really (hey it seemed to work), all the usual buffoonery eventually leads to the big showdown sequence in the finale where the new recruits prove themselves against the odds.

As you might have noticed, this movie still has a high amount of great ideas, funny scenes and entertaining passages that puts the third part on the same level as the first two movies.

And the first one is boring.

But still enjoyable the third time around.

Even the final chase scene, which had potential, is too long-winded for its own good.

The climax is a little more exciting than in the recent films (a jet-ski chase) and is filmed very nicely.

Jerry Paris did a good job in the direction and the script by Gene Quintano is much more captivating; you get a lot of police action and some thrilling moments.

Also the last fifteen minutes of the film are actually some of the better scenes in the entire series featuring an intense almost action packed chase scene on Jetskis.

Robert Folk's robust and rousing score hits the stirring spot.

While still suffering from the humor limitations of being rated PG, "Police Academy 3" has sight gags enough to make it worth watching a few times (at least more often than "Part II").

It is even more boring then this one.

Add in a very lengthy and boring chase scene at the end and even the presence of Bobcat Goldthwait (as "Zed") couldn't save this movie.

The climax goes on for far too long and a lot of it is ineptly staged and the low point of the surprisingly amateurish direction.

This movie goes at a more quicker pace than the previous two films and the plot seems to be more intact and intriguing, from the sergeants training the cadets to all the running gags at Mauser's and Proctor's expense.