Bad Company


Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 33
  2. Negative: 14 out of 33

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Critic Reviews

  1. 38
    Schumacher doesn't leave an imprint on the film -- it could be the work of any second-rate director.
  2. Baltimore Sun
    Reviewed by: Michael Sragow
    Bad Company is about an undercover brother, but it will never be confused with "Undercover Brother."
  3. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    Leaves a bad taste, not only because of its bad-luck timing, but also the staleness of its script.
  4. A longwinded, predictable scenario.
  5. Lacks the bite that can equal the Bruckheimer bark.
  6. New York Daily News
    Reviewed by: Jami Bernard
    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. The picture lasts 111 minutes, partly because of numerous false endings. Now, that constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.
  8. The film was produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Joel Schumacher, and reflects the worst of their shallow styles: wildly overproduced, inadequately motivated every step of the way and demographically targeted to please every one (and no one).
  9. 25
    A Jerry Bruckheimer production, which gives the movie a disquieting sense of stupidity.
  10. 20
    Like many of the nonpolitical terrorist-as-villain spectaculars that have been held back after Sept. 11, has the whiff of something gone stale. Though it may have sat on the shelf for a while, this project had gone bad long before it was released.
  11. New Times (L.A.)
    Reviewed by: Robert Wilonsky
    If this it supposed to be comedy, why isn't it ever, for one second, funny?
  12. 20
    This cookie-cutter spy thriller depends on the chemistry between Anthony Hopkins and Chris Rock. Um, wait, there isn't any.
  13. Predictably soulless techno-tripe, this Bruckheimer-in-a-can thriller is leavened only by the ludicrous notion of Chris Rock playing separated twins.
  14. Reviewed by: Sam Allis
    The major problem with this alleged comic thriller is it is neither funny nor thrilling. Neither the heavies nor the good guys are believable.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 88 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 16
  2. Negative: 9 out of 16
  1. Dec 18, 2012
    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. Full Review »
  2. [Anonymous]
    Dec 2, 2005
    In a word: Awful.