I grew up with a high opinion of this film and after all these years I still think it's one of the better 90s buddy cop films, much better than most Bay films. The chemistry of Lawrence and Smith is the key here, I couldn't imagine the film without them. The complaints mainly come from the critics demanding a better story, this is better than most films of this nature, they always compare to Lethal Weapon, you should never compare another film vs another, talk about a disservice. The action and humour is relentless, leaving little time for the villain to shine. The sequel failed to reignite the flame, Bay's directing style hurt that film. This and The Rock are the 2 important Bay films, they also happen to be one and two. 28-09-2017.