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Overall Rating
3.6

Awesome34%
Worth A Look: 18%
Average: 32%
Pretty Bad: 6%
Total Crap: 10%

1 review, 44 user ratings


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Bad Boys (1995)
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by Slyder

"Passable"
3 stars

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence team up for a buddy cop movie that’s been done a thousand times before yet it still manages to mildly entertain.

Two cops get fucked over when a heroin shipment gets stolen from the police vault by Tcheky Karyo, using his evil smirk to the highest degree. After murdering a girl and a snitch that happens to be Smith’s friend and actually knew about the raid, another girl, Tea Leoni, watches it all unfold and gets protection from Smith and Lawrence while they both race against time to recover the stolen heroin.

Brought to you by hack filmmaker Michael Bay, but this film was actually done back then when he didn’t actually truly suck. The guy has a quite an eye for action flicks but that’s it, he's only given us an MTV style look of how to shoot an action scene. Otherwise I’d say that the guy can’t even direct traffic.

Here, the movie is all just full of flashy action sequences, especially the rabbit chase and the hangar shootout. It also contains a paper-thin plot so predictable I could recite it in my sleep, and since Smith and Lawrence are all comedians in their own right the obligated list of comedic moments and gags come along, especially the stupid one in which they try to pass of as the other when it comes to the witness, Leoni. Leoni has admitted that she doesn’t have any tits and ass; well, she sure does in this film. She’s quite sexy for a girl that “doesn’t have T&A” even though she can’t act that well. David Duchovny, you’re a lucky bastard.

What is there to say about this film that hasn’t been said? Hell it’s been done before, even a hundred times better. It’s a spur-of-the-moment film and a passable rental. See it if you feel like wasting 2 hours of your time, it will somewhat entertain you with a little ooh and aah, but don’t expect any more than that. 2.5-5

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User Comments

5/26/11 chris c This and The Rock are the only good Michael Bay Films 4 stars
10/25/10 Frank Fontaine Smith makes sassy remarks and Lawrence gropes a dead woman's breasts. Keep it classy guys. 1 stars
4/25/10 PAUL SHORTT ENTERTAINING AND STYLISH WITH SMART DIALOGUE 3 stars
1/28/10 Jeff Wilder Lawrence and Smith have fun with their roles. Formulaic but worth your time. 4 stars
9/12/09 Sugarfoot It's not as bad as Bay would become but it's still bad. 2 stars
8/09/09 Gristofer Very good film and very funny. I enjoy it allot. And i also love the background music 5 stars
12/07/07 mrsinister Tea Leoni is surprisingly good in this. 3 stars
12/06/07 Pamela White action is great but theme is not believable 3 stars
10/11/06 Anthony Feor Not bad for Michael Bay's debut 3 stars
2/07/06 Anthony Smith and Lawrence are priceless 4 stars
7/25/05 tony a keeper! 5 stars
2/14/05 R.W. Welch Basically Lethal Weapon 24. Just gets by. 3 stars
1/24/05 Jeff Anderson A so-so action film, but at least the enjoyable Tea Leoni is around to save it, THANKFULLY! 3 stars
10/23/04 ODH Tea Leoni is about the only good part about this flick 2 stars
5/06/04 J.Peckerfoot lethal weapon with TWO niggers! 5 stars
11/27/03 John worse movie 1 stars
10/10/03 Erik Van Sant Michael Bay is the death of cinema. 1 stars
10/01/03 Samuel Justus Smith ans Lawrence are great!! I wish Will Smith and Eddie Murphy would hurry and make one! 5 stars
8/29/03 Double G GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 4 stars
6/27/03 Brian Jesus, as if this weren't bad enough, the sequel comes out in a few weeks... 1 stars
6/02/03 Jack Sommersby Great chemistry between the stars, but the action is overly edited and Leoni is grating. 3 stars
4/10/03 R.W. Welch By-the-numbers buddy cop pic, but has some zip to it. 3 stars
11/06/02 Hayley Devlin Brilliant and absolutely hilarious. Well worht it if only for the one liners! 4 stars
10/14/02 Jim Good action, good comedy, and oh my God Tea's legs 5 stars
10/08/02 Rs Funny, but the MTV editing got on my nerves. so pretty bad here. 2 stars
3/19/02 ed great movie 5 stars
2/25/02 Butterbean This movie made me laugh intentionally and unintentionally. I loved it! 5 stars
1/30/02 Robert Ainsworth TOTAL ACTION (A GUILTY PLEASURE) 5 stars
10/16/01 jawsboy slick style and ok action can't save this mess. the rock is bay's best movie.. 3 stars
8/09/01 E-Funk I just don't understand why people like this movie...It is SO BAD! 1 stars
6/25/01 Bront Great action movie, one of the best around 5 stars
5/04/01 roby lafon action though out what a great film 5 stars
3/29/01 TheRock Great action, comedy 5 stars
2/27/01 Big Black Bob Yo this shit is Dope 4 stars
2/14/01 Jake Martin kicked ass in the bathroom scene. It also didn't take itself too seriously. 4 stars
12/06/00 Cristopher Revilla one of two great Michael Bay's films (the Rock) 5 stars
5/13/00 Daria Formulaic and boring, but nearly saved by Will Smith 3 stars
3/24/00 Chris O'brian Rocked the house 5 stars
10/31/99 C.A.T.M. Suprisingly good. 4 stars
10/05/99 PHIL WATMOUGH BEST FILM EVER 5 stars
5/24/99 Allie No better team than Will Smith and Martin Lawerence 5 stars
5/08/99 Tim Lawrence and Smith come up with some great lines. Worth it to rent 5 stars
4/08/99 Dave Good ass movie. See it "mother bitches" 5 stars
2/23/99 Cool Thing Typical Will Smith action. Worth watching, but don't engage the brain. 4 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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USA
  07-Apr-1995 (R)

UK
  N/A

Australia
  02-Jul-1995 (MA)


Directed by
  Michael Bay

Written by
  George Gallo
  Michael Barrie
  Jim Mulholland

Cast
  Will Smith
  Martin Lawrence
  Téa Leoni
  Tchéky Karyo



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