Kindergarten Cop is an American action comedy film released on 21st December, 1990. It is directed by Ivan Reitman and stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as John Kimble and Penelope Ann Miller as Joyce in leading roles with Richard Tyson as Cullen Crisp in an opposite role.
The movie opens with entry of strong and sturdy detective and undercover cop John Kimble (Arnold Schwarzenegger) who is after narcotic drug dealer Cullen Crisp (Richard Tyson) and his brutal accomplice Eleanor (Cullen’s mother). Kimble gets to know about his ex-wife and child in Austria who ran away with $ 3 million. The only way to catch Cullen is to get to his child before him and offer them exemption against testimony. Therefore, he gets himself hired as kindergarten teacher in the school and must find Cullen Jr. before Cullen. Meanwhile, he falls in love with attractive fellow teacher Joyce. Here he has to face the battle between the dangerous bad criminals and wild children while fighting for his true love too.
The movie is full of chic action scenes with light comedy and is mostly captured in Elementary School Astoria equipped with lawn, hedges and playground around school building which depicts the beauty and greenery of Astoria. Schwarzenegger has shown himself as lot more versatile and smarter in both roles. One being the sturdy undercover cop while the other being an affectionate kindergarten teacher. The best part is the relationship of Schwarzenegger with children. How stony man becomes more and more human as he gets in touch with children and exhibit a warm love. And the way he creates bond and teaches discipline to unruly kids is awesome. The children have delivered the dialogues well-timely adding more spice to humor. This movie is not only about actions and comedy but it is a full package in which there is a low key romance, a narcissistic villain, a huge violence, an interesting suspense and effective climax. And we bet you will find yourself laughing throughout the movie. However, there are certain scenes that may be terrifying for small children that include the scene of slapping and kidnapping child, setting school on fire, usage of drugs and slang words. These scenes work for movie and have a purpose but can be enjoyed by some older kids who are emotionally strong and can have fun through these scenes.
Overall, it’s a good movie to watch with your kids which have action, suspense, comedy and everything.