Bad Boys II Reviews

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Collin Levey
Wall Street Journal
June 6, 2014
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.
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Bruce Diones
New Yorker
June 6, 2014
The producer Jerry Bruckheimer and the director Michael Bay's buddy-cop destructorama has all the editing beats of a sex film.
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David Germain
Associated Press
June 6, 2014
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.
Johnny Vaughan
Sun Online
June 6, 2014
You can’t fault it for pure action, I s’pose, but it left me feeling cold.
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
June 6, 2014
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.
M. K. Terrell
Christian Science Monitor
June 6, 2014
Clever ideas and hilarious moments drown in a flood of violence and profanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
June 6, 2014
Bad Boys II is the rare case in which escapism involves leaving the theater.
Dan Webster
Spokesman-Review (Washington)
June 6, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jason Caro
Radio Times
June 6, 2014
By the end, you're past caring who kills whom and just want to escape from this smug, sadistic nonsense.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Leah Rozen
People Magazine
June 6, 2014
Despite the energetic efforts of Smith and Lawrence, Boys is yet another hyperventilating sequel with an inflated plot and running time.
Dominic Bloch
Sky Movies
June 6, 2014
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.
Christopher Borrelli
Toledo Blade
June 6, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Total Film
June 6, 2014
Overlong, overblown and underwritten it may be, but Bad Boys II still punches the pleasure centres enough to qualify as big, dumb fun. Just.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Film4
June 13, 2011
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.
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
September 23, 2010
Generic, loud and violent action; not for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
February 5, 2010
This sequel is as sour and jaded as they come.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
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?
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
December 27, 2007
Bombastic director Michael Bay oughta have his artistic license revoked.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 23, 2007
Hollywood psychopathology writ large.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
July 6, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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