Bad Company

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37

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 33 Critics What's this?

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8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 92 Ratings

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  • Summary: Gaylord Oakes (Hopkins) is a veteran CIA agent who must transform sarcastic, street-wise punk Jake Hayes (Rock) into a sophisticated and savvy spy to replace his murdered identical twin brother. (Touchstone Pictures)

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 33
  2. Negative: 14 out of 33
  1. 80
    Deft, funny and intelligently scary.
  2. Anthony Hopkins, with a toothpick and a slouch. Fabulous!
  3. 50
    As in all Jerry Bruckheimer-produced summer blockbusters, the premise is paper-thin and the action sequences play out with assembly-line regularity.
  4. Whether you care if they find them (terrorists) or not may depend on how much you've been able to withstand Bad Company's sensory overload of firefights, vehicular mayhem, techno-cool swagger and enough bumptious contrivances to fill several seasons of daffy prime-time soaps.
  5. Baltimore Sun
    Reviewed by: Michael Sragow
    38
    Bad Company is about an undercover brother, but it will never be confused with "Undercover Brother."
  6. New York Daily News
    Reviewed by: Jami Bernard
    25
    The main problem with this whole Jerry Bruckheimer-produced mess is that they took a promising comedy setup and squandered it by trying to make a legitimate spy thriller out of it.
  7. Reviewed by: Sam Allis
    12
    The major problem with this alleged comic thriller is it is neither funny nor thrilling. Neither the heavies nor the good guys are believable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 16
  2. Negative: 9 out of 16
  1. Dec 18, 2012
    1
    It was a shame to see Anthony Hopkins in a movie like this, who the hell thought that these couple could work together?? totally differentIt was a shame to see Anthony Hopkins in a movie like this, who the hell thought that these couple could work together?? totally different types of actors, this was a big fail. Expand
  2. [Anonymous]
    Dec 2, 2005
    0
    In a word: Awful.

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