• R, 1 hr. 58 min.
  • Action & Adventure
  • Directed By:
    Michael Bay
    In Theaters:
    May 19, 1995 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jun 27, 2000
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • Bad Boys
    3 minutes 53 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008

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Bad Boys Reviews

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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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.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

February 5, 2010
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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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.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2009

Time Out
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Unfortunately, the movie is a couple of rewrites short of 'developed', and the thriller configurations are stale.

Full Review Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006
Caryn James
New York Times
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This film isn't aiming for high-toned drama, just high-energy entertainment, which is what it delivers.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

May 20, 2003
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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It's all special-effects noise and nonsense.

May 12, 2001
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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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 Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

February 13, 2001
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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A good half-hour's worth of nonsense in the middle keeps Bad Boys from being little better than a break- even proposition.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/5

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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This movie is so good-looking it deserves a decent screenplay, instead of one more lope down memory lane.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Even by the low-low standards of cheap action flicks, this one's bad, boys.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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Bad Boys is relentless formulaic fodder for the explosion-starved; it's loud, shallow, sexist and a complete waste of time.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Bad Boys takes the often-traveled road, and leads the audience to a dead end.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Of course, the Simpson-Bruckheimer approach may still work at the box office (the only place it ever really mattered, anyway). By now, though, I'd like to think most moviegoers have had a permanent overdose.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C-

May 19, 1995
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