Bad Company (2002)

Bad Company



Critic Consensus: Chris Rock and Anthony Hopkins fail to generate the sparks necessary to save the movie from a generic and utterly predictable script.

Movie Info

Gaylord Oakes, a veteran CIA agent must transform sarcastic, street-wise punk Jake Hayes into a sophisticated and savvy spy to replace his murdered identical twin brother. He only has nine days to accomplish this "mission improbable" before having to negotiate a sensitive nuclear weapons deal.

Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of violent action, some sensuality and language)
Genre: Documentary, Action & Adventure, Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jason Richman, Michael Browning
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 12, 2002
Box Office: $30.1M
Touchstone Pictures - Official Site


as Gaylord Oaks

as Jake Hayes/Kevin Pop...

as Dragan Adjanic

as Adrik Vas

as Swanson

as Roland Yates

as Officer McCain

as Michelle `The Hammer...

as Jarma, Dragan's Henc...

as Dragan's Henchman No...

as Dragan's Henchman No...

as Dragan's Henchman No...

as Mrs. Banks

as Darius

as Officer Dempsey

as Officer Ferren

as Officer Fink

as Club Owner

as Mr. Patterson

as Young Valet

as Hotel Manager

as Hotel Manicurist No....

as Hotel Manicurist No....

as Manicurist No.3

as Doorman Tim

as Hotel Clerk

as Bad Eddie

as Businessman

as CIA Officer

as Intruder No.1

as Thug No.1

as Thug No.2

as Thug No.3

as Military Interpreter

as Concierge

as Hotel Intruder No.1

as Hotel Intruder No.3

as Hotel Intruder No.4

as Hotel Intruder No.5

as NYTA Officer

as General

as SWAT Team Leader

as Henchman No.1

as Henchman No.2

as Tourist No.1

as Tourist No.2
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Critic Reviews for Bad Company

All Critics (153) | Top Critics (39)

Director Joel Schumacher does a fair job of managing the chaos, but after a while you get tired of being dragged from setup to setup.

Full Review… | February 5, 2010
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

If you've seen the trailer, you've seen almost everything good in Bad Company.

Full Review… | July 20, 2002
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Nuclear-bomb-in-NYC plot leaves sour aftertaste.

Full Review… | September 23, 2010
Common Sense Media

Two hours of my life I will never be able to get back...

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Everything about has been done and seen before--even right down to the title, which the very same studio used as the moniker for a Laurence Fishburne/Ellen Barkin thriller.

Full Review… | January 12, 2004

The action fails to cause any excitement, and most of the characters are paper-thin.

Full Review… | January 7, 2004
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

Audience Reviews for Bad Company

I know I have seen this movie a number of times just can't believe I haven't reviewed it. This is a enjoyable action movie with of course the great comedy in it. Hopkins and Chris Rock were excellent together. Without a doubt a sequel or two could have been made. Great chase scenes. Why did they ever stop making movies like this. Chris Rock and the Effie Murphy crime comedies were over the top and they just disappeared. This one is worth 4 stars on the first day of Spring 3-20-13

Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer


Not a great one, but it has its moments.

Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer



Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

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