Bad Boys for Life

critic Reviews

77% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score77%
  • Loaded up with action and a double helping of leading-man charisma, Bad Boys for Life reinvigorates this long-dormant franchise by playing squarely to its strengths.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Clarisse LoughreyIndependent (UK)
    The Bad Boys may not have quite reformed, but they've grown softer.
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    Charlotte O'SullivanLondon Evening Standard
    The plot is daft - Mexicans are out for Mike's blood - but it's knowingly daft and even minor characters manage to shine. Not bad. Not bad at all.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    "Bad Boys for Life" is a mostly expendable entry into the "Bad Boys" franchise, the Will Smith and Martin Lawrence buddy cop series...
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Amy NicholsonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    I would pound Red Bull and watch it with you again.
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    [A] triumph.
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    Oliver JonesObserver
    Did anybody ask for this? No, but perhaps we should have.
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    Casey ChongCasey's Movie Mania
    Despite some of the shortcomings, "Bad Boys for Life" remains a better-than-expected sequel that manages to redeem itself over the bloated and soulless, though technically better "Bad Boys II" (2003).
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Damian LevyJamaica Gleaner
    It's like walking into Burger King with a craving for a whopper, but they tell you they only have steak tartare. But right now, you want a greasy, fatty whopper. And even if you did want steak tartare, you don't want it made by Burger King.
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    Bob ChipmanEscapist Magazine
    Without the signature 'Bayhem' action, it mostly feels like another action film. Not a bad one, but not really anything special apart from connection to a franchise old enough to be a nostalgia-reference to itself.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Brandon CollinsMedium Popcorn
    I'm very impressed.
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