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Bad Boys II Reviews

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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.
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.

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
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?
Michael Dequina
Film Threat
January 15, 2005
Bad Boys II is indeed one bloated, loud, frenetic slice of all-around excess, but it's all in good summertime fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nev Pierce
BBC.com
September 30, 2003
An unapologetic, unreconstructed actioner that's as entertaining as it is politically retrograde.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
August 9, 2003
What carries the film is the comedic pairing of stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, who actually improve on their contentious oddball chemistry.
Dan Marcucci and Nancy Serougi
Broomfield Enterprise
July 24, 2003
Man, what a long movie.
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
July 24, 2003
It's not always tasteful and it's nowhere near as fun as the original, but it's a slick thrill ride that thankfully has a surprisingly raw, pounding edge.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
G. Allen Johnson
Film Threat
July 22, 2003
An action flick worthy of a John McTiernan, if not a John Woo.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
July 22, 2003
Bad Boys II plays like one huge "f**k you" to [Bay's] critics by giving them all that they expect from him to the nth degree.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bob Grimm
Las Vegas CityLife
July 22, 2003
Bay throws everything that is wrong with this world into his film, and the result is often blissful debauchery. Quite terrible in spots, but Lawrence and Smith are very funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
July 21, 2003
Bad Boys 2" is exactly what a summer sequel should be - bigger, better and badder than the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
July 19, 2003
... just enough escapism laughs and action to recommend to anyone who isn't drooling for Seabiscuit just yet.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Wilson Morales
BlackFilm.com
July 19, 2003
Bad Boys II is the best summer action film of 2003.
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
July 19, 2003
Crass, derivative and profligate, the film is also tremendously funny and exciting, at least until it starts to take itself seriously.
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
July 18, 2003
With apologies to Joe Carnahan, THIS is the movie that should be called 'Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane'!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jack Zink
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
July 18, 2003
Beyond the extreme close-ups, past the acute camera angles and above the exploding gas tanks, what sets BBII apart is its comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Ted Fry
Seattle Times
July 18, 2003
Bad Boys II delivers, but as nearly every summertime spectacle is proving this year, more seems more and more like less.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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