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½ October 16, 2016
Bad Boys cannot be considered a great movie, but it is a great action flick, that quickly gained cult status thanks to a cast with great chemistry, a simple plot and some great action set pieces. Yes, the movie is too reliant on the action, but to most general audiences that is no issue.
October 9, 2016
Though it's more tamer than its sequel counterpart, it's still full of toilet humor and bad character development. Nobody changes at all. It's all a constant rate with these characters. They learn nothing except realizing over and over again that they love each other as brothers. WE KNOW THAT! Tell me something different about your dysfunctional friendship. At least the action scenes here are much more acceptable and steady. God, even back then Michael Bay don't know how to tell good stories. Again, why we need another "Bad Boys" movie??
½ August 21, 2016
Fun, dumb action comedy that launched the movie careers of Will Smith & Martin Lawrence and, for better or worse, the career of director Michael Bay. The main appeal of this franchise is the crackling chemistry between Smith & Lawrence, who play off each other wonderfully & display true affection of each other's characters. Their verbal repertoire (most of it improv'd) gives the film most of it's humor, while also displaying then surprising chops as action stars (modern viewers will miss the surprise of casting then two sit-com stars in a violent action movie). Behind the camera, Michael Bay makes a solid debut as a director, delivering some stylish shots & enlivening an otherwise stupid script (Bay admits their are plot holes you can drive a truck threw in the film). However, the ridiculousness does get overbearing at times, but luckily the film is just over 2 hours (something Bay will forget in his later films), so it doesn't wear out your welcome too much. Overall, a fun movie to check your brain at the door while watching.
August 18, 2016
Another buddy cop flick about two Miami cops searching for the bad guys responsible for stealing a large supply of heroin. The plot is predictable and there's nothing new to the genre.
½ August 7, 2016
Despite having a thin plot and dialogue over lapping each other making it confusing at times, it is still an ok buddy cop movie.
½ July 30, 2016
Some good laughs, action, and most of all slow motion scenes. Two cops , One married and struggling to get the buns (Martin) the other, smooth fresh prince (Will Smith) help each other in a classic 90s blow em up bang bang movie with a score that will get you frisky.
jamrcla
Super Reviewer
July 29, 2016
Brilliant film, Great action, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence Work so well together that even if the film had no action it still would of been great fun.
July 16, 2016
one of the best action comedy/comedy action (a rare 50/50). i was sad to see the BB2 went wrong...nothing was really funny there, and although the action/explosions were bigger it did not make the sequel better
July 6, 2016
There's a charm in the chemistry between Smith and Lawrence that keeps it from being a generic cop movie. Michael Bay's first outing as a director shows off the technical prowess that will reign true in the films to come (good or bad)
July 1, 2016
One of Michael Bay's best films, easily!
½ June 21, 2016
"Bad Boys" is tremendous fun thanks to two charismatic leads and Bay's well orchestrated action sequences. Martin Lawrence commands every scene he appears in.
Super Reviewer
June 20, 2016
This film has one of the better opening scenes of any action film. The banter back and forth between Smith and Lawrence is priceless not only at the beginning but throughout the whole film. Michael Bay loves to saturate his action films with comedy and having real comedians deliver the punchlines actually works, however, compared to forcing others to try it out like in Transformers or Armageddon. The action is great in this one as well as the script. Entertaining film all around.
½ June 4, 2016
Good film I enjoyed! Look forward to watching the second one
May 13, 2016
Thought it was funny
Steve Grady
Super Reviewer
½ May 7, 2016
"Bad Boys" does get a lot of positive and negative reviews but frankly is quite entertaining to watch. The plot to "Bad Boys" is that a group of gang members break into the police department and steal confiscated heroin. Two hilarious people are asked to assist in the case "Marcus Burnette" portrayed by "Martin Lawrence" and "Mike Lowrey" portrayed by "Will Smith". Later on a woman "Julie Mott" portrayed by "Téa Leoni" witnesses a gang murdering a woman and a male and is taken into protective custody. The movie opens with a comedic scene showing how "Burnette" and "Lowrey" are police officers. The scene is humorous and somewhat unnecessary. Throughout the movie it shows "Lowrey" and "Burnette" taking care of "Julie" whilst some scenes are humorous, "Julie Mott's" character doesn't have much of a purpose to the plot. The movie climax is thrilling and has an excellent antagonist death. Speaking of which the antagonist in the movie "Fouchet" portrayed by "Tcheky Karyo" has little scenes in the movie, and doesn't feel like an antagonist at all. Both "Will Smith" and "Martin Lawrence" are talented actors/comedians and do a terrific job in the movie and almost turn the film into a comedy. The best part of the movie is the cinematography "Amir Rokri" does a splendid job at creating beautiful scenes. The film score in the movie is okay; occasionally the music doesn't fit in well with some scenes. If you are a person who enjoys action/crime/comedy's then I recommend you watch "Bad Boys" as it has amazing acting, gorgeous film shots and humorous scenes. Although the movie isn't perfect it has some issues these being the occasional music being in the wrong place, the lack of a strong antagonist or powerful and some annoying and useless characters. I give "Bad Boys" a 7/10.
April 17, 2016
I don't like saying it, but I think Michael Bay can make some pretty decent stuff every now and then.
April 5, 2016
Bad Boys is an endlessly entertaining buddy-cop, action movie that helped launch the careers of stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence and was actually Michael Bay's first directorial feature! The premise is actually quite strong: a woman witnesses a murder and will only trust the protection of Smith's character, Mike Lowrey, the problem is that he isn't available and they have to pass off Lawrence's character, Markus, as Mike to keep her safe. We then get a murder investigation plot as-well-as a mistaken identity film and the two genres mesh amazingly well. The film's biggest strength is the hilarious chemistry/banter between Smith and Lawrence and you totally buy that they have each other's backs as both partners and boyhood friends. Another highlight is Joe Pantoliano as the obligatory, angry police captain who spews comedy gold every other line and you can practically see the veins waiting to burst on his forehead. Now, being a Michael Bay film, the action scenes are overblown, full of slow-mo, and feature far too many explosions, but this is a far-more restrained effort than what he's doing today and it's remarkably restrained in comparison. As for negatives, they stretch the mistaken identity story a bit too thin for my liking and the villain isn't all that memorable, but overall it's a highly enjoyable popcorn film with lots of cool action and some very funny chemistry between the stars.
April 2, 2016
Good movie with 2 talented actors.
½ March 14, 2016
Much better than what Michael Bay has been making nowadays. A pretty by the numbers buddy cop movie that has enjoyable moments in it. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are what make this different from the countless movies just like it. The action is good and the comedy is decent. A lot of the humor falls flat but overall I laughed a decent amount and I had a good time with it. I do think the movie could've used more exposition to establish the characters since it kind of jumps right in without really a proper introduction. It's not amazing or anything, but it's a fun and cheesy cop movie that is a good time to watch.
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