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Bad Boys Reviews

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Top Critic
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Bad Boys is relentless formulaic fodder for the explosion-starved; it's loud, shallow, sexist and a complete waste of time.
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Call me crazy, I'm recommending Bad Boys, especially for fans of heavy metal monster movies.
| Original Score: 3/5
Ed Gonzalez
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Nice to look at, the film's glum Miami Vice plot is subverted by the jiggy flavour of a film that's nothing more than an excuse for Martin Lawrence and Will Smith to play cops and robbers for two hours.
| Original Score: 35/100
Madeleine Williams
January 1, 2000
Surprisingly enjoyable action comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Plays less like the gritty action-comedy picture it aspires to be and more like a disingenuous 126 minutes of slick Hollywood inanities, a cobbled-together series of flashy explosions and none-too-witty banter.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
The entire film is filled with headache-inducing closeups, chaotic camera moves and quick edits.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
Competent yet asinine.
| Original Score: 3/5
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
January 1, 2000
Bad Boys is certainly pretty, and it's only boring if you think too hard.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Top Critic
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
A good half-hour's worth of nonsense in the middle keeps Bad Boys from being little better than a break- even proposition.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Gary Kamiya
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
A pretty amusing shoot'em-up.
Scott Renshaw
January 1, 2000
Bad Boys is an amazingly boring action film, and will be funny only to fans of Martin Lawrence and/or Will Smith.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Top Critic
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
May 19, 1995
Of course, the Simpson-Bruckheimer approach may still work at the box office (the only place it ever really mattered, anyway). By now, though, I'd like to think most moviegoers have had a permanent overdose.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Robert Levin
Critic's Notebook
May 2, 2009
| Original Score: 2/5
Boyd van Hoeij
August 16, 2006
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
June 7, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 6, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
August 4, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
February 19, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
January 12, 2004
| Original Score: 0/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
December 11, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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