Super Troopers (2001)
Starring: Jay Chandrasekhar, Brian Cox, Kevin Heffernan, Geoffrey Arend
Director: Jay Chandrasekhar
Tomatometer reading: 35%
Why it's better than it looks: Super Troopers is harmless at worst. Though its legion of admirers (who are amped for its sequel, out this year) would classify it among the upper echelon of college-dorm farces. It was also many Americans' introduction to the Broken Lizard comedy troupe, namely its breakout talent, Troopers director/co-writer Jay Chandrasekhar, who's gone on to pen helm episodes of Arrested Development, Community, The Goldbergs, and New Girl, among others.
Super Troopers is nowhere near as nuanced as, say, Arrested Development, but as an extension of the slobs vs. snobs hard-R tradition, it checks off every box. And like Road House (there's a comparison you don't see every day), Super Troopers gets an arresting (eh, eh?) antagonist contribution from Brian Cox, who may or may not have realized he was in a deadpan stoner flick about humble patrolmen with dreams of cars that sprout wings.
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