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Super Troopers Review

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  • 3.0

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    Mixed or average reviews
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  • 50

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    Chicago Tribune Mark Caro

    Manages to leave the impression that it was funny even though most of its jokes don't score.

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  • 58

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Scattershot, hit-and-often-miss comedy.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    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.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 16+

Sex and drug jokes abound in lowbrow comedy.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that not only does this movie show authority figures using drugs and alcohol, but they condone underage drinking and drug use. Police officers do beer bong hits in the final scene with the teens they are supposed to be arresting. Sexual content includes the depiction of masturbation, bestiality, and implied group sex, along with some naked breasts and a brief moment of full frontal male nudity. Bad language is pretty frequent.

  • Families can talk about the humor here. Is it funny to see authority figures act like buffoons or is it worrisome? Or both?
  • What other movies can you think of that make fun of authority figures?

The good stuff
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    Messages: Though not a moment is meant to be taken seriously, constant lewd and questionable adult behavior leaves a negative impression of the serve-and-protect professions.

  • rolemodels true0

    Role models: Who can you trust when law enforcement agents act like fraternity boys? Even the head of the highway patrol gets wasted and encourages hazing rituals.

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: Cops and highway patrolmen brawl constantly -- throwing punches and giving bloody noses. Guns are used in comedic situations. A Taser is used. A dead woman is found face-down in a bowl of pig food.

  • sex false4

    Sex: Various sexual situations, implying group sex and sex with animals. A cartoon logo of a monkey having sex is featured. Police officers take sexual bribes from a woman and her husband. Breasts are shown, and a male cop is shown frontally nude for a moment.

  • language false4

    Language: Frequent use of language including "f--k," "motherf----r," "s--t," "ass," "sucks," "d--k," "p---y, "bulls--t," and more.

  • consumerism false1

    Consumerism: Porsche, Mack truck, Cartoon Network, Levi Strauss are all mentioned.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false4

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: The first scene shows teens in a car smoking a joint, then, as the highway patrol approaches, one teen passenger consumes two bags of pot and a bag of psychedelic mushrooms to hide the evidence. Lots of heavy drinking -- most notably in the final scenes, in which even the boss of the highway patrol crew gets so drunk that he nearly passes out. Highway patrol officers drink hard liquor and beer while driving. A teen says "I love acid!"