Bad Boys
Bad Boys (1982)

Sean Penn stars in Bad Boys (gee, isn't that a bit redundant?) He plays an incorrigible teen-aged gang member who is thrown into prison with several of his fellow unregenerates. Unlike Mr. Penn's real-life jail terms, this one is of… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 15, 2000
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

An underrated but excellent near masterpiece...

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Scott Weinberg

Sean Penn pretty much explodes in this great (and often overlooked) visit to an ugly juvenile prison.

Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Mediocre movie with excellent performance by Penn.

James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

strong performances led by Sean Penn in a role that solidified his status as the best young actor of the 1980s

Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

Gritty prison flick with a fine lead by Penn

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
Mick O'Brien: Hey. What are the odds on me now, Perretti?  Perretti: Three to two... against you. Nothing personal.  Bad Boys is a solid teenage, juvenile… More
Jani H
This is one of the best teen dramas I've seen. Strong performances by Sean Penn, who shows what a huge talent he is, and Esai Morales. The film is gritty,… More
Conner Rainwater
It's the teen drama from hell. You couldn't ask for more of a rough and mature content. Sean Penn gives his best early performance as the sociopath… More
Eduardo Tobias
The best and probably the only good part about this teen prison film is Sean Penn's performance. Everything else needs some work. The production value was… More
Anthony Lawrie
This is a great little Made-for-TV movie starring a young Sean Penn in one of his first performances. You can see why he shot to the top soon after with his… More
Chris Browning
The original Bad Boys from 1983, not to be confused with the similarly named film starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, is the story of inner-city violence… More

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