Bad Boys

Bad Boys
Bad Boys
  • R
  • 1h 59m
  • 1995
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From director Michael Bay (The Rock, Armageddon) and the production team of Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer (Beverly Hills Cop, Top Gun) comes a thrill ride of explosive action from beginning to end. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence team up as partners in crime, crime-fighting that is, in this action-packed flick about a couple of good guys who are real Bad Boys! One hundred million dollars worth of confiscated heroin has just been jacked from police custody. Once the career bust of Detective Mike Lowery (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence), the missing drugs now threaten to shut down the narcotics division of the Miami Police Department. When the drug investigation turns deadly, the murderers kidnap the only witness, a beautiful police informant (Téa Leoni) and close friend of the boys, which makes things get personal! Fast cars, a gorgeous woman and non-stop action make Bad Boys a guaranteed good time!

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: Bad Boys stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence have enjoyable chemistry; unfortunately, director Michael Bay too often drowns it out with set pieces and explosions in place of an actual story.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Violent explosion movie has cursing, drugs.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Bad Boys is the 1995 violent debut feature of Michael Bay. Like most Bay productions, it's slick, exploitative, and has little in the way of redeeming value. The heroes are foul-mouthed, violent Miami narcotics cops who are charged with recovering a huge pile of heroin. Some minor characters are junkies and prostitutes. There is no nudity or onscreen sex, but plenty of sexual innuendo. The profanity is nonstop (including "f--k" and variations), and the nonstop violence includes fist-fighting, guns, blood, and explosions (and one gory, maggot-covered corpse). While most representations of women in this movie are sexualized and objectified, the lead female characters don't tolerate being patronized; nor do they sit back quietly while the men get all the glory and steal all the scenes.

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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Action, Comedy
  • Release Date:April 7, 1995
  • Highest Available for Purchase:4KLearn More

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