Bad Boys II - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Bad Boys II Reviews

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Collin Levey
Wall Street Journal
June 6, 2014
Like our two loose cannons with badges, the movie misses its target at least as often as it hits it. Along the way, as well, it will likely batter a few brain cells into a premature grave.
Jason Caro
Radio Times
June 6, 2014
By the end, you're past caring who kills whom and just want to escape from this smug, sadistic nonsense.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Bruce Diones
New Yorker
June 6, 2014
The producer Jerry Bruckheimer and the director Michael Bay's buddy-cop destructorama has all the editing beats of a sex film.
Jason Zingale
July 5, 2005
I'm going to get straight to the point on this one: Bad Boys 2 sucks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
July 18, 2003
Bad Boys II just goes on and on, with more dazzling camera work, more 'funny' murders and executions by the bad guys and the good guys and judiciously used profanity and the occasional 'N' word for comic effect.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
July 24, 2003
Bad Boys II struggles with striking a balance between the rib-tickling humor and gut-wrenching gore, the hah and ick mixing like oil and vinegar.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
July 18, 2003
Everybody involved in this project needs to do some community service.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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James Berardinelli
July 16, 2003
Bad Boys II isn't just bad -- it's a catastrophic violation of every aspect of cinema that I as a film critic hold dear.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
September 23, 2010
Generic, loud and violent action; not for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
July 18, 2003
Despite a brisk comic chemistry between Smith and Lawrence and enough vehicular destruction to send an insurance-claims adjuster to therapy, the film starts to seem even longer than its whopping 147 minutes.
| Original Score: C+
James Rocchi
July 18, 2003
Film's bombastic bad-boy Michael Bay mixes idiocy and pretension in a grotesque wreck of epic proportions.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Scott Weinberg
July 18, 2003
What's most enlightening about Bad Boys 2 is this: you'll never see a better example of filmmakers' contempt for their audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
July 21, 2003
... a nasty, mean-spirited movie.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
July 18, 2003
There are a lot of short attention spans at work here, which makes for many fun individual scenes and a whole that drags on too long.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Barsanti
July 17, 2003
a strange and semi-disturbing post-9/11 paramilitary fantasy
| Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Borrelli
Toledo Blade
June 6, 2014
Like the first film, this is basically a generic buddy cop movie and an episode of Miami Vice fused together, towing a trunk of old boring ideas and pointless camera tricks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
October 28, 2003
Full of misfiring humour, inappropriately sadistic violence, and paddle-pool shallowness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Eric D. Snider
July 19, 2003
An utterly crass, clueless exercise in noise just for noise's sake.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
July 18, 2003
Might be considered three action sequences and four comedy routines in search of a story.
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Todd McCarthy
July 17, 2003
A simple cop buddy movie extended to unconscionable length in order to accommodate redundant action scenes, endless banter between stars Martin Lawrence and Will Smith and several potential endings, this production suffers from serious overkill.
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