Scott Brown
August 09, 2002 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Super Troopers

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
103 minutes
Limited Release Date
02/15/02
performer
Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Lynda Carter, Marisa Coughlan, Brian Cox, Paul Soter, Eric Stolhanske
director
Jay Chandrasekhar
distributor
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
author
Jay Chandrasekhar
genre
Comedy

We gave it an B

Conceived and executed with masterful laziness by comedy troupe Broken Lizard, Super Troopers wears its post-”Police Academy” shoddiness like a badge of honor — and ends up feeling far more fresh than the now-jejune juvenilia of the Farrelly brothers. The beside-the-point plot involves five Vermont state troopers and their feud with some evil local cops — but all you really need to know is that venerable thespian Brian Cox (as their blustery chief) relieves himself on a speeder’s vehicle. That the Lizard boys had the temerity to cast Cox in the first place is indicative of their goal: good, stoopid humor from the smart(er) end of Frat Row.

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