Video Review

Police Academy: Mission to Moscow

MPAA Rating: PG
EW's GRADE
D-

Details Movie Rated: PG; Genre: Comedy; With: George Gaynes and Michael Winslow

Abandoning the numerical sequencing that would have signaled the seventh sign of the apocalypse, the Police Academy series goes direct to video in the U.S. with Police Academy: Mission to Moscow, a fate the films have always deserved. The staples: silly sound effects, neglible plot, the usual cast of idiots. The innovations: jokes about borscht and Chernobyl, a Russia where everyone speaks funny broken English (though the computer screens read in perfect English). The unexpected: real Moscow locations, plus the bizarre presence of cool veteran actor Christopher Lee. The absolutely expected: another low grade from Entertainment Weekly. D-

Originally posted Jan 13, 1995 Published in issue #257 Jan 13, 1995 Order article reprints