Bad Boys

Metascore
41

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 24
  2. Negative: 6 out of 24

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Critic Reviews

  1. Even by the low-low standards of cheap action flicks, this one's bad, boys.
  2. 30
    From the swooping aerial shots of downtown Miami, to the long, long-legged beauties that seem to crop up every time the action threatens to slow down, to the nonsensical lack of logic that permeates the film like the acrid odor of wasted cordite, Bad Boys oozes Eighties Hollywood clichés like no film since "Top Gun."
  3. 30
    Relentless formulaic fodder for the explosion-starved; it's loud, shallow, sexist and a complete waste of time.
  4. St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    Reviewed by: Joe Holleman
    Jan 13, 2016
    25
    This film fails, and for several reasons - not the least being that movies about bickering police partners who fight crime with snappy wisecracks and serious weaponry just might be the most overused plot of the last 15 years. [12 April 1995, p.3E]
  5. Charlotte Observer
    Reviewed by: Lawrence Toppman
    Jan 13, 2016
    25
    Director Michael Bay surrounds them with action scenes cut as rapidly and irritatingly as a Gap commercial. At points, we can't tell one darting car from another, a drug triggerman from a cop. [7 April 1995, p.1F]
  6. Formulaic sass machine... I was writhing in my seat.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 387 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. May 17, 2015
    10
    Bad Boys is a terrific action movie with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. Michael Bay did a wonderful job on this movie. The movie is jamBad Boys is a terrific action movie with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. Michael Bay did a wonderful job on this movie. The movie is jam packed with action and the movie has many jokes. The storyline is clever and the actor that plays the villain is very good. He also plays the corrupt detective in Kiss Of The Dragon. Tea Leoni is also excellent in this movie. She hasn't been in many action movies but she was perfectly cast in this movie. She has many effective and amusing scenes with the other actors. A must see movie for any action fan. Full Review »
  2. Jul 11, 2014
    7
    Finally could watch it in English with Crackle, got some memory of that movie when i was younger, watched it in tv synchronized. Great duo.Finally could watch it in English with Crackle, got some memory of that movie when i was younger, watched it in tv synchronized. Great duo. Classic ´90 Action movie Full Review »
  3. Nov 24, 2011
    5
    Oh "wow", this is just a GREATTTTTTTTT "Michael Bay" movie I've seen in years. Wait, no; this is the BEST i've seen in history. All praise Mr.Oh "wow", this is just a GREATTTTTTTTT "Michael Bay" movie I've seen in years. Wait, no; this is the BEST i've seen in history. All praise Mr. Bay, yarrrr. Full Review »