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Bad Boys Reviews

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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
Variety
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.
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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.
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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
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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
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
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 | Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
This movie is so good-looking it deserves a decent screenplay, instead of one more lope down memory lane.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Even by the low-low standards of cheap action flicks, this one's bad, boys.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Bad Boys is relentless formulaic fodder for the explosion-starved; it's loud, shallow, sexist and a complete waste of time.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Bad Boys takes the often-traveled road, and leads the audience to a dead end.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
May 19, 1995
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 | Original Score: C-