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Baywatch Reviews

June 16, 2017
Suffice it to say, too, that there's a lot of delight to be had in the frothy union of the Bay and the Watch, much of it coming from Johnson, who carries the whole of this movie on his epically chiseled lats.
May 31, 2017
Teeters between absurdity and earnestness.
May 31, 2017
[Baywatch] won't make anyone think about anything, except maybe about where to plan their next vacation where they, too, can run in slo-mo on the sand. But, with everything else going on in the world these days, that may not be such a bad thing.
| Original Score: 3/5
May 29, 2017
Thank heaven for Dwayne Johnson, whose foot-wide smile will not be switched off, and who saves the life of the movie. Whether it deserves to be saved is another matter.
May 27, 2017
The idea of lifeguards playing detective is so fundamentally ridiculous that making fun of it never gets old.
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May 26, 2017
Unlike the setup, the story founders and cramps like a tourist who swam too soon after an all-you-can-eat buffet, which is pretty much the only thing the filmmakers don't toss into the water by film's end.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
May 26, 2017
Lower what little expectation you have going in and you'll still be disappointed.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
May 26, 2017
The Rock is fun to watch, for a while at least. The rest is one big fat wallow in instant stupid.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 26, 2017
Not even Zac Efron's abs can distract us from the fact that we are treading in shallow, shallow waters.
May 26, 2017
An example of lazy writing and direction with the vague hope that perhaps the involvement of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will attract viewers.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
May 25, 2017
Baywatch the TV show was never particularly memorable. But save for a few penis jokes, Baywatch the movie serves as a reminder that sometimes an unremarkable past is better left alone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 25, 2017
At its best, this big-screen version of the fin de siècle TV series evokes the rapture of the shallows. At its worst, where to begin?
May 25, 2017
What you've got is some basic R-rated humor, a few funnies, some tanned, toned bodies and a half-baked plot - nothing more, but maybe a little less. It's "Baywatch." What did you expect?
Full Review | Original Score: C-
May 25, 2017
Mainly this ridiculous thing lurches from genre to genre without director Seth Gordon ever establishing a credible threat.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 25, 2017
Ever sat in a wet bathing suit for a prolonged period? It's uncomfortable. Sitting through Baywatch feels like that.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
May 25, 2017
When you make films from junk TV, more often than not you're going to wind up with a junk movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 25, 2017
A Baywatch movie needn't be high art -- its TV inspiration certainly wasn't -- but did it have to be this inane?
May 25, 2017
This new Baywatch is lightweight, a tiny bit crude and a trillion grains of sand away from anything approaching realism. But it's also a lot of fun.
May 25, 2017
"Baywatch" is no day on the beach.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 25, 2017
Even a couple of explosive action scenes and key cameos can't do much to keep the film afloat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 25, 2017
Baywatch is surprisingly without sexism or condescension: It's equal-opportunity stupid.
May 25, 2017
Who'd have thought a flimsy, witless TV series like Baywatch could have spawned this boisterous, cheeky comedy?
May 25, 2017
Johnson being Johnson, he's still a delight to watch. But there's only so much a charismatic giant can do when he's up against a blend of lazy gross-out humor and inane male wish fulfillment weighed down by terrible editing and lame action.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
May 25, 2017
It's all just a day at the beach, harmlessly fun and instantly forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 24, 2017
It eventually gets wearisome, despite the best efforts of Efron and especially Johnson, who can enliven any scene.
May 24, 2017
Which is it, "Baywatch" team - winkingly sly, or flat-out silly?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 24, 2017
A raunchy but good-natured adaptation of the preposterous 1990s television show.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 24, 2017
Something either went wrong or didn't go right enough. With all those nice-looking people in bathing suits and everyone on screen and in the audience ready to have a good time, "Baywatch" should have been a lot more fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 24, 2017
Not only owns its dumbness, but hurtles itself all the way back around through a flurry of genitalia jokes and F-bombs to splash unapologetically in an R-rated surf of winking postmodernism.
May 24, 2017
If you enjoy the "21 Jump Street" or "Ride Along" franchises, you won't have too bad a time.
May 24, 2017
A full feature with a storyline that an enterprising six-year-old might have thought was a little too rudimentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 24, 2017
Ultimately, Baywatch can never make up its mind whether it wants to mock glitzy softcore action-fests or just be one.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
May 23, 2017
Johnson is as likable an actor as there is, and it's to the actors' credit that they buy in to the stupidity. But there aren't enough laughs and not nearly enough story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 23, 2017
It washes up on the beach like a dead whale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 23, 2017
The movie is all preening and very few laughs, though Daddario and Efron have a few moments, and Johnson remains a supremely likable slab of movie star.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 23, 2017
The generous -- radical? -- thing about Hollywood's version of the tush-ogling '90s TV phenomenon is that, pretty quickly, it makes you feel in on the joke.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 23, 2017
This bombastic reboot, directed incompetently by Seth Gordon, is held together with nothing more than hopes, dreams and neoprene, and inevitably, all of those systems fail.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 23, 2017
The rare movie that even the Teflon-coated, thousand-watt charisma of Dwayne Johnson can't save.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 23, 2017
Baywatch won't blow anything out of the water (except for the boat it sets on fire), but it will certainly make a splash.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 23, 2017
Even as it adds R-rated language and nudity, "Baywatch" remains as out of touch as an old Playboy party joke.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 23, 2017
A summer franchise movie that can't decide if it wants to be a hard-R bawdy comedy, a d-bag-comes-of-age tale or a fairly unironic reboot of the glossy TV show, Baywatch fails at all three.
May 23, 2017
A character acknowledging that the proceedings resemble an "entertaining but far-fetched TV show" isn't enough to make Baywatch anything more than the cynical cash grab that it is.
May 23, 2017
Has its share of hilarious moments but never fully commits to the absurd, and even the cleverest jokes get so many callbacks, they're beating a dead seahorse.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 23, 2017
Stupidly entertaining...for a while.