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  • Summary: One hundred million dollars worth of confiscated heroin has just been jacked from police custody. Once the career bust of Detective Mike Lowery (Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Lawrence), the missing drugs now threaten to shut down the narcotics division of the Miami Police Department. (Sony)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 15
  2. Negative: 4 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Sarah Kerr
    70
    The car chases are unimpeachable.
  2. 63
    But the bad boys achieve something a budget can't buy: an easy, natural rapport that makes you root for them. For comedy and thrills, Lawrence and Smith are a dream team.
  3. Reviewed by: Gary Kamiya
    63
    With more sophisticated writing, one suspects they could really soar: Even here, slowed by clunky, character-establishing lines and an all-devouring plot, they hit more often than they miss.
  4. 50
    There's only so far a movie can go on loud music, nicely-framed shots, testosterone, and adrenaline. Bad Boys takes the often-traveled road, and leads the audience to a dead end.
  5. Though audiences will leave theaters with an increased appreciation of this pair's talents, they will also leave pondering the perennial Hollywood question: How come so little of interest could be found for performers who are capable of so much more?
  6. Benefits from Smith and Lawrence's chemistry. As long as they're on screen together, things breeze along. But when they're apart, the movie flounders.
  7. Formulaic sass machine... I was writhing in my seat.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. JasonQ.
    Dec 29, 2006
    10
    This was one of the best movies I have ever seen. This was one of the best movies Will Smith has ever made. I compleatly recomend this movie This was one of the best movies I have ever seen. This was one of the best movies Will Smith has ever made. I compleatly recomend this movie to almoast anyone. Expand
  2. Dec 30, 2012
    8
    I love Will Smith in all his movies but this was poor at times by Martin Lawrence. Pathetic at times but I have to give it an 8 since its aI love Will Smith in all his movies but this was poor at times by Martin Lawrence. Pathetic at times but I have to give it an 8 since its a Will Smith movie. Without him I would give it a 4. There was some comedy in it that was actually funny. Expand
  3. Oct 3, 2011
    8
    Here's a good story. I'm not saying that is a big, but it is a film worth seeing on a Sunday afternoon. I recommend. No major extra film,Here's a good story. I'm not saying that is a big, but it is a film worth seeing on a Sunday afternoon. I recommend. No major extra film, simple and well done. Expand
  4. [Anonymous]
    Oct 22, 2005
    7
    Flawed and sometimes pathetic, but there's enough monents to make it decent entertainment. Leoni's role is written poorly, but some Flawed and sometimes pathetic, but there's enough monents to make it decent entertainment. Leoni's role is written poorly, but some of the jokes are hilarious, despite a terible script. Some good action, too. Expand
  5. 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. Collapse
  6. Jan 11, 2015
    5
    Fun characters, great action, poor and decent story. Overall this movie is good if you're looking for an action movie with comedy shapes. ButFun characters, great action, poor and decent story. Overall this movie is good if you're looking for an action movie with comedy shapes. But i'll give it a decent score Expand
  7. Nov 7, 2012
    0
    Bad Boys is a piece of trash. A scum sucking off the brains of the inhabitants of earth.

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