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Bad Boys II (2003)

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23

Average Rating: 4.1/10
Reviews Counted: 176
Fresh: 40 | Rotten: 136

Two and a half hours of explosions and witless banter.

17

Average Rating: 4/10
Critic Reviews: 46
Fresh: 8 | Rotten: 38

Two and a half hours of explosions and witless banter.

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Average Rating: 3.6/5
User Ratings: 499,817

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Movie Info

Narcotics detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett have been assigned to a high-tech task force investigating the flow of designer ecstasy in Miami. Their inquiries inadvertently lead them to a major conspiracy involving a vicious kingpin, whose ambitions to take over the city's drug trade have ignited a bloody turf war. But Mike and Marcus' friendship and working relationship is threatened when Mike begins to develop feelings for Marcus' sister Syd. Unless they can separate the personal from

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Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy

Ron Shelton, Jerry Stahl

Dec 9, 2003

$138.4M

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All Critics (176) | Top Critics (46) | Fresh (40) | Rotten (136) | DVD (31)

Like our two loose cannons with badges, the movie misses its target at least as often as it hits it. Along the way, as well, it will likely batter a few brain cells into a premature grave.

June 6, 2014 Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal
Wall Street Journal
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The producer Jerry Bruckheimer and the director Michael Bay's buddy-cop destructorama has all the editing beats of a sex film.

June 6, 2014 Full Review Source: New Yorker
New Yorker
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Producer Bruckheimer and director Bay have sunk to a new low for irresponsible, inhuman violence, dragging Will Smith and Martin Lawrence along for a ghastly, deafening display of bloodshed.

June 6, 2014 Full Review Source: Associated Press
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Bad Boys II is the rare case in which escapism involves leaving the theater.

June 6, 2014 Full Review Source: AV Club
AV Club
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This sequel is as sour and jaded as they come.

February 5, 2010 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader
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Way over the top, the film is morally off-kilter, designed for laddish lunkheads with a thirst for the lowest common denominator.

January 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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You can’t fault it for pure action, I s’pose, but it left me feeling cold.

June 6, 2014 Full Review Source: Sun Online
Sun Online

By the last-reel showdown in Cuba, your senses have been carpet-bombed past repair, and the overlength of the thing leaves you moaning for mercy.

June 6, 2014 Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph
Daily Telegraph

Clever ideas and hilarious moments drown in a flood of violence and profanity.

June 6, 2014 Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor
Christian Science Monitor

It's only when Bay turns serious in the final 20 minutes that the movie founders, and then sinks, under the weight of his Pearl Harbor-type pretentiousness.

June 6, 2014 Full Review Source: Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Spokesman-Review (Washington)

By the end, you're past caring who kills whom and just want to escape from this smug, sadistic nonsense.

June 6, 2014 Full Review Source: Radio Times
Radio Times

Despite the energetic efforts of Smith and Lawrence, Boys is yet another hyperventilating sequel with an inflated plot and running time.

June 6, 2014 Full Review Source: People Magazine
People Magazine

The action is what makes the movie. Smith and Lawrence's witty comebacks and petty quarrels are still funny though they'll never be as fresh.

June 6, 2014 Full Review Source: Sky Movies
Sky Movies

Like the first film, this is basically a generic buddy cop movie and an episode of Miami Vice fused together, towing a trunk of old boring ideas and pointless camera tricks.

June 6, 2014 Full Review Source: Toledo Blade
Toledo Blade

Overlong, overblown and underwritten it may be, but Bad Boys II still punches the pleasure centres enough to qualify as big, dumb fun. Just.

June 6, 2014 Full Review Source: Total Film
Total Film

Epitomising everything that's wrong with modern Hollywood, Bad Boys II isn't simply bad, it's one of the worst films of the year.

June 13, 2011 Full Review Source: Film4
Film4

Generic, loud and violent action; not for kids.

September 23, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Sure, we can quibble about the bloodied body parts, the gluttony of bullets and gore, but who's gonna give a damn, when there's so much fun to be had?

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

Bombastic director Michael Bay oughta have his artistic license revoked.

December 27, 2007 Full Review Source: Big Picture Big Sound
Big Picture Big Sound

Hollywood psychopathology writ large.

July 23, 2007 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

The movie is one big raging pile of macho steam-blowing. Maybe the participants got something out of their systems, but the result just feels like hot air.

July 6, 2007 Full Review Source: Window to the Movies
Window to the Movies

Audience Reviews for Bad Boys II

Michael Bay takes his ideas and injects it with any drug or substance you can think of. Bad Boys II is an unnecessary sequel that is filled with nothing but shooting, explosions (with a decent action sequence), strobe-light effects and childish humor. I guess this is what Michael Bay thinks you'll experience when on ecstasy. 3/5
July 24, 2013
Eugene Bernabe

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I dont think it's a coincidence that I had a huge headache after sitting through the loud, noisy, explosion infested and above all idiotic Bad Boys 2 but I can easily conclude why. First of all this film proves everything thats wrong with Hollywood today. Big budgets and massive stars dont make decent popcorn movies. A story and some likable characters would do it for me among most people. But this lowest common denominator action flick is just lightning paced, charmless, witless, thrill free and heartless drivel that's badly directed by Michael Bay and follows the same formula as the first film and I mean doesn't do anything new whatsoever. With even more explosions, bad acting and Michael Bay's typically pointless upskirt shots. It's supposed to be an action film yes, but it lacks any form of power and consequently the film is just completely boring.
April 20, 2012
Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

After the below average Armageddon and the terrible Pearl Harbor, Michael returns to form with the sequel to his directorial debut. This sequel takes the first film and injects steroids that doubles everything. Doubles the comedy and the action. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence still retain that dynamite chemistry, with better comedy material to boost. The action is bigger, louder, and a lot more explosive. The film's highway chase sequence is one of the best action sequences committed to film. The film is essentially non stop action, but with its slightly bloated time length, it may get tiring for some. If you are not into the hardcore comedy style, then this is not the film for you. The music is also very good, although it does sound similar to Speed at times. This film maybe dumb, but it is a very entertaining dumb movie.
October 29, 2011
Christopher Heim

Super Reviewer

Sequel to the lame, unimpressive Bad Boys is a terrific mess of a film that has nothing good going on, on screen. The film lacks power, and knows it's an action film, but this is terrible. The performances are bad and the directing is plainly awful. I really don't know why Bad Boys II was made. I always felt that this was a poor attempt at creating a buddy cop action comedy, and it fails. The talent, if you can call it that is wasted on screen. The plot is terrible, and the actions scenes are sloppy. In Michael Bay's long illustrious cinematic career, there has been only two films of his that truly delivered. Bad Boys and this sequel isn't one of them. I absolutely hated this film and it was really bad. The acting and script were terrible. I view these films as a rip off of the Lethal Weapon films, though the Lethal Weapon films weren't excellent, in fact they were cheesy, at least most of them had an elaborate plot. Something that these two films lack. I hated this film, and I thought it was pointless to make. This is yet another Michael Bay that is totally and poorly conceived. Some of the cast actually do have talent, Peter Stormare, Joe Pantoliano and Will Smith are great, but the rest? Oh man, could they use acting school. Bad Boys II may entertain, but the films finished result is one that lacks real spark that has some of the cop genre so special in the first place.
August 24, 2011
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Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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    1. Det. Marcus Burnett: My ass still hurts from what you did to it.
    – Submitted by Isaiah H (7 months ago)
    1. Det. Marcus Burnett: Did you see that?
    2. Det. Mike Lowrey: They throwing cars at us! How am I not seeing that?
    – Submitted by Shane S (21 months ago)
    1. Det. Mike Lowrey: You know what it gonna be if I'm there, gonna be Chitty Chitty Bang Bang nigga.
    – Submitted by Shane S (21 months ago)
    1. Det. Marcus Burnett: This is a nice fish. Big fuckin eyes, but a nice fuckin fish.
    – Submitted by Jerami S (23 months ago)
    1. Det. Marcus Burnett: This is some sick shit!
    2. Det. Mike Lowrey: Yup! It's about to get sicker!
    – Submitted by Zbigniew Z (2 years ago)
    1. Johnny Tapia: Fucking ratones, eating my fucking money!
    – Submitted by John D (2 years ago)
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