Bad Boys Synopsis
Detectives (Martin Lawrence, Will Smith) probe murders linked to stolen heroin.
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70

The New Yorker

The car chases are unimpeachable.
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
But the bad boys achieve something a budget can't buy: an easy, natural rapport that makes you root for them. For comedy and thrills,...
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63

San Francisco Examiner

With more sophisticated writing, one suspects they could really soar: Even here, slowed by clunky, character-establishing lines and an...
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60

The New York Times

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Would have been better if it had been sleeker and shorter. After all, this film isn't aiming for high-toned drama, just high-energy...
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50

TV Guide

Aside from the racial twist, this is pretty conventional fare, but it's consistently diverting.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Benefits from Smith and Lawrence's chemistry. As long as they're on screen together, things breeze along. But when they're apart, the movie...
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Whom do they make these movies for? What exercise in self-deception inspires them to go to such effort and expense for what is obviously...
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
There's only so far a movie can go on loud music, nicely-framed shots, testosterone, and adrenaline. Bad Boys takes the often-traveled...
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's like a series of cliches exploding in your face.
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30

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
From the swooping aerial shots of downtown Miami, to the long, long-legged beauties that seem to crop up every time the action threatens to...
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Bad Boys Movie Review

By Spencer27057
75 out of 100 A laugh-out-loud action film with superstars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in this well-paced comedy....

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Rated R
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Vulgar, violent explosion flick is for adults only.
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