Bad Boys II

Metascore
38

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 34
  2. Negative: 13 out of 34
Watch On
  1. 75
    Bay's movie is also a confident mega-production that feels it doesn't need to lean on its visual frills if it has Smith and Lawrence -- it's a natural-born buddy flick.
  2. Watching a Bruckheimer with natural comics like Smith and Lawrence makes it all go down easily. If you like this type of movie, that is.
  3. 70
    The bigger-than-big, rambunctious spectacle is way too much of a questionably good thing.
  4. Reviewed by: G. Allen Johnson
    70
    It may be the most winning, smile-inducing Hollywood action flick of the summer.
  5. However masterful, the first-rate stunt work, effects, action cinematography and cutting (by no less than three editors) lose impact through sheer repetition.
  6. 67
    Though the picture has a generic quality, it also has an ingenious amount of anything-goes that's amusing and frequently exciting. You'll laugh out loud, you'll hide your eyes -- but you'll roll them. too. Nevertheless, it's a fun, if blood- and sun-soaked, ride.
  7. Bad Boys II proves that it's possible to pack a movie with so much popcorn that it leaves the audience overdosed.
  8. The kind of movie that gives sequels a bad name, even though, strangely enough, it's better than the 1995 hit that spawned it.
  9. Beyond turbocharged. It whooshes along at warp speed. And still, despite some awesomely choreographed stunts and the two stars' pedal-to-the-metal appeal, the movie seems endless.
User Score
4.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 326 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 73
  2. Negative: 22 out of 73
  1. Nov 11, 2010
    2
    Will Smith is good. Martin Lawrence is mehh. The first one was bad enough, and this was like that but with more/worse action scenes and aWill Smith is good. Martin Lawrence is mehh. The first one was bad enough, and this was like that but with more/worse action scenes and a frustrating story. I didn't like. Full Review »
  2. Jan 1, 2013
    10
    one of the funniest, most energetic buddy-action films out there, bad boys ii is certainly cliched but, dayum is it satisfying to watch, theone of the funniest, most energetic buddy-action films out there, bad boys ii is certainly cliched but, dayum is it satisfying to watch, the action scenes are like controlled chaos, the cast does a solid job, and the plot is actually comprehensible... unlike most action films today... if you still nurture that part of you that likes to see ass-kickings, shootouts, explosions, crashes, hot women, etc. then you will have a hard time finding anything much better than this. Full Review »
  3. Nov 13, 2012
    2
    Dime a dozen, action-packed refuse.