A cheerfully over-the-top action film, Bad Boys is notable chiefly for the rapport between its two stars, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, as two Miami cops on the trail of a drug kingpin as they try to protect a witness (Tea Leoni). Smith is the swinging bachelor and Lawrence the family man, and both must juggle their personal lives as they baby-sit the one chance they have to recover a stolen drug shipment, save their jobs, and take down the drug dealer. While the film is almost always implausible and its story is something seen many times before, director Michael Bay (The Rock) keeps things moving stylishly and at a feverish pace, as Smith and Lawrence prove themselves a terrific comic pairing. Their odd couple banter flies at a faster clip than the bullets and explosions, and becomes the best reason to see this hyperbolic but entertaining action flick. --Robert Lane --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
i enjoyed this movie quite a bit. Martin Lawrence and Will Smith play
two buddy cops who couldn't be more different. Read more
I love this movie. It is funny and action-packed. I just wish two could have copied the same formula. It had too much action. It made me dizzy.Published on June 29 2004 by C. BULLARD
I have never seen this movie so it will get 4 stars need to get my boycott across to show this pointPublished on April 27 2004 by Chris
Matrin Lawrence and Will Smith are 2 of the best comedians/actors alive, and they do NOT shine in this crap. Read morePublished on Feb. 27 2004 by Simon Tweed
Hard to believe the reviews praising this worthless rag. For me, the jokes arent funny save one or two, the story is incredibly stupid, and unbelievable, the acting is phoned in... Read morePublished on Jan. 29 2004 by SGECKO67
The jabbering of Martin Lawrence and Will Smith is very annoying and seems out-sync with the worn-out protect-the-glamorous-witness formula. Read morePublished on Jan. 25 2004