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Bad Company

Bad Company (2002)



Average Rating: 3.9/10
Reviews Counted: 135
Fresh: 14 | Rotten: 121

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


Average Rating: 4.1/10
Critic Reviews: 34
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 28

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



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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.

Nov 12, 2002


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All Critics (153) | Top Critics (39) | Fresh (14) | Rotten (121) | DVD (23)

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.

February 5, 2010 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader
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If you've seen the trailer, you've seen almost everything good in Bad Company.

July 20, 2002 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune
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Rock doesn't really act with the other performers; he stands next to them and buzzes in his own orbit.

June 16, 2002 Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Despite its cliché-ridden premise, Bad Company often works simply because there's so much talent on the screen.

June 13, 2002
Arizona Republic
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Predictably soulless techno-tripe.

June 11, 2002 Full Review Source: Village Voice
Village Voice
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Deft, funny and intelligently scary.

June 10, 2002 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
L.A. Weekly
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Nuclear-bomb-in-NYC plot leaves sour aftertaste.

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

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

April 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
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.

January 12, 2004 Full Review Source:

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

January 7, 2004 Full Review Source: Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

O roteiro é absurdo, a direção de Schumacher é fraca e o filme, em si, é simplesmente ridículo.

July 25, 2003
Cinema em Cena

Rock is trying too hard, and Hopkins isn't trying at all.

February 8, 2003 Full Review Source: Film Quips Online
Film Quips Online

The funniest thing about Bad Company is that Hopkins actually agreed to star in it.

January 30, 2003 Full Review Source: RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

An easy watch, except for the annoying demeanour of its lead character.

December 31, 2002 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
Apollo Guide

This movie not only has literally no cause for existence, but it's a testament to how faceless, lazy, and pathetic movies can be.

December 16, 2002 Full Review Source:

Hopkins and Rock almost get lost in the hyperkinetic pyrotechnics of the second half... The movie might have been a good call if it had remained true to its beginnings.

November 21, 2002
Movie Metropolis

Hopkins-Rock action-comedy wastes both talents with an achingly inept script and truly ruinous direction.

November 7, 2002 Full Review Source: Netflix

Not just a bad film -- it's boring and embarrassing, full of formulaic plot, predictable mugging by Rock, and numerous less-than-fascinating chase scenes.

October 21, 2002 Full Review Source: San Diego Metropolitan
San Diego Metropolitan

Yet another exercise in seeing how many cars, buildings, and people he can blow up in two hours.

October 2, 2002

[Chris Rock gives] arguably the worst lead performance in a mainstream movie ever.

September 25, 2002 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

A completely pedestrian piece of entertainment... with a shrink-to-fit ending [that] builds to a dizzyingly ludicrous DIY climax; ...half-baked and over-baked at the same time.

August 27, 2002 Full Review Source: Entertainment Today
Entertainment Today

This is a movie on autopilot, too tired and broken down even to find an appropriate place to crash.

August 12, 2002 Full Review Source: Flipside Movie Emporium
Flipside Movie Emporium

Scores no points for originality, wit, or intelligence. It's a cookie-cutter movie, a cut-and-paste job.

July 29, 2002 Full Review Source: Mark Reviews Movies
Mark Reviews Movies

Algo floja pero pasajera. Para los adictos al toque Bruckheimer que quieran experimentar una versión light de este contexto.

July 28, 2002

Is it a comedy or a thriller? The trailer left me unsure, and now, having seen the movie, I feel no better informed.

July 24, 2002

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
March 21, 2013
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Stupid and awful.
September 24, 2009

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