Bad Boys Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 24, 2015
...just another typically erratic endeavor from Bay.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

TV Guide's Movie Guide
June 13, 2011
This is pretty conventional fare, but it's consistently diverting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine
June 13, 2011
A frantically slick and thoroughly enjoyable extravaganza.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
August 3, 2010
Overall, the characters are not strong enough to provide any real emotional impact, and the violence and thrills are subsequently numbing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
February 5, 2010
The cops never seem to know what they're doing, but then neither do the filmmakers, though I can't imagine that casual audiences will care since there are plenty of big explosions at the end to reward them.
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Todd McCarthy
March 26, 2009
Even when it's not particularly funny, their interplay is engaging, and their lively, raucous personalities keep the proceedings punchy and watchable for the slightly overlong running time.
February 5, 2008
Le résultat final se veut certes vide, prévisible et terriblement artificiel. Mais bon, il s'est déjà fait bien pire, et surtout moins amusant.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
Unfortunately, the movie is a couple of rewrites short of 'developed', and the thriller configurations are stale.
Michael Dequina
January 13, 2004
Crowd-pleasing, energetic action comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
December 11, 2003
The movie that unleashed Michael Bay upon the world, for better and worse. Mostly better in this case.
| Original Score: 5/5
Joshua Tyler
July 16, 2003
Highly entertaining but ridiculously forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Fred Topel
July 14, 2003
Great buddy movie. Will and Martin act like old time friends, and the action is intense.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Caryn James
New York Times
May 20, 2003
This film isn't aiming for high-toned drama, just high-energy entertainment, which is what it delivers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Clint Morris
September 19, 2002
An action-comedy extravaganza. It gets no better than this.
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
July 27, 2002
Ultra-stylish buddy-cop comedy benefits from a few strong chuckles and lots of high-end mayhem.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
It's all special-effects noise and nonsense.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2001
Given how much good Bad Boys is going to do for Martin Lawrence's feature career, it's a pity the film couldn't do any more for itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Scott Renshaw
January 1, 2000
Bad Boys is an amazingly boring action film, and will be funny only to fans of Martin Lawrence and/or Will Smith.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
January 1, 2000
Bad Boys is certainly pretty, and it's only boring if you think too hard.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
Competent yet asinine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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