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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: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  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. 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
  3. 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 a Will Smith movie. Without him I would give it a 4. There was some comedy in it that was actually funny. Collapse
  4. Aug 24, 2013
    7
    Esta es una buena pelicula, con buena accion y buena comedia, la vi divertida e hilarante, al estilo de los 90's; la pelicula, vale la pena verla, porque es divertida. 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. Bay, yarrrr. Expand
  6. Feb 5, 2012
    4
    People who are impressed by the attitude of this movie are uncritically minded lame simpletons. When I first saw this movie in the mid 90s I thought it was 'meh' and did not understand the hype it was getting by easily impressed kids. Having just re-watched it, I can confirm that its even more lame than it was in the 90s. The only saving grace is the short chemistry brought by its 2 lead characters. 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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