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Based on 10 Reviews
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  • 25
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    It's a shame Arnold is stuck on the loudmouth clod schtick, because there are moments he's downright pleasant on screen. But in Carpool, these moments are kept to a minimum. show more

  • 38
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Things might have been okay if this film had gone someplace, anyplace, but it stalls early, then coasts through an hour of minimally-amusing material before screeching to an amazingly improbable stop. show more

  • 25
    TV Guide

    Indifferently directed and almost aggressively tedious, we'd call it cliched if they'd even bothered getting the cliches right. show more

  • 40

    The whole madcap production is at best faintly amusing, at worst, painfully protracted show more

  • 20
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    Nothing about the movie makes much sense. show more

  • 33
    Ty Burr Entertainment Weekly

    Carpool is affably stupid Saturday-matinee fare -- good for opiating the kids for a few hours -- but let's just say it's no Big Bully. show more

  • 30

    Arthur Hiller's pacing is crude, but that seems to be the point. show more

  • 20
    Rita Kempley Washington Post

    Arthur Hiller, who last directed the sour "The Babe" -- not the one about that sweet pig -- finds even less to work with in TV veteran Don Rhymer's stupid screenplay. show more

  • 10
    Janet Maslin The New York Times

    Wide-eyed and mirthlessly peppy, Mr. Arnold soon wears out his welcome as a bumbling would-be bank robber who commandeers a group of young hostages. show more

  • NA
    Jack Mathews Los Angeles Times

    Warner Bros. quietly releases Hiller's latest film, Carpool, without advance critics screenings, without more than a whisper of promotion, without warning or apology to the lost souls who might wander in to see it. show more

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