Bad Company

Bad Company
Bad Company
  • PG-13
  • 1h 56m
  • 2002
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Academy Award Winner Anthony Hopkins and the irrepressible Chris Rock star in this spy action thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat! Veteran CIA agent Gaylord Oakes (Hopkins) must recruit streetwise punk Jake Hayes (Rock) when Jake's identical twin brother is killed in the line of duty. With only nine days to complete a nuclear weapons negotiation, Jake has to go from smart talking to smooth operating and convince all parties he is the sophisticated brother he never knew. From Prague to New York, the chase is on and the clock is ticking when more than a preemptive arms deal goes "bad".

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: Chris Rock and Anthony Hopkins fail to generate the sparks necessary to save the movie from a generic and utterly predictable script.
Chicago Reader
Hank Sartin

Director Joel Schumacher does a fair job of managing the chaos, but after a while you get tired of...

June 22, 2017
Almar Haflidason

June 17, 2017
Chicago Tribune
Michael Wilmington

If you've seen the trailer, you've seen almost everything good in Bad Company.

June 17, 2017
Jamie Russell

Really struggles to get much mileage out of the material.

June 17, 2017
New York Magazine/Vulture
Peter Rainer

Rock doesn't really act with the other performers; he stands next to them and buzzes in his own or...

June 17, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Nuclear-bomb-in-NYC plot leaves sour aftertaste.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has a great deal of violence with characters, including a terrified young woman, in frequent peril. They use strong language, and there's some drug humor. Hayes says that if his girlfriend is pregnant, he will marry her, but if she's not, he's not in a hurry. Hayes has the opportunity to have sex with a gorgeous woman. He jokes about it, but remains faithful to his girlfriend. Rock's mugging is occasionally uncomfortably reminiscent of the racist stereotypes perpetuated by early movie stars like Step'n Fetchit.

A Lot or A Little?

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

  • Genre:Action, Comedy
  • Release Date:June 7, 2002
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English
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