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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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. 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.
  6. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    50
    Aside from the racial twist, this is pretty conventional fare, but it's consistently diverting.
  7. Formulaic sass machine... I was writhing in my seat.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Jun 29, 2014
    10
    Bad Boys is one of the coolest movies from director Michael Bay. The action scenes are well shown in slow motion and the comedy adds to the enjoyment of the movie. Bad Boys is a very underrated action movie with
    skilled acting, comedy and neat action. Bad Boys is easily one of the best action movies of the 90's similar to Rush Hour.
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  2. Sep 11, 2014
    10
    One of the best action movies and the cast is fantastic.
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  3. Sep 11, 2014
    10
    Bad Boys has intense action and the story is engrossing, a good mix of laughs as well.
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  4. 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, simple and well done. Expand
  5. 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. Classic ยด90 Action movie Expand
  6. [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 of the jokes are hilarious, despite a terible script. Some good action, too. 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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