Bad Boys: Ride or Die

critic Reviews

, 65% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Will Smith and Martin Lawrence remain good company even when Bad Boys strains to up the ante, proving there's still life left in this high-octane franchise.
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    Tim CogshellFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It totally delivers.
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    Udita JhunjhunwalaLivemint
    At the core is Smith and Lawrence's chemistry and lived-in familiarity. Their easy jousting keep the 115-minute-long film chugging along. Lawrence's energy trumps a tempered Smith in a boisterous follow up...
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    Jesse HassengerAV Club
    At its best, Ride Or Die feels as wacked-out as later-period Bay, without the sense that its filmmakers are rage-directing their way through some kind of unspecified, omnidirectional anger issues.
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    Dwight BrownDwightBrownInk.com
    The steady supply of adrenaline-pumping scenes gives action/comedy genre fans what they want.
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    Mark KermodeKermode and Mayo's Take (YouTube)
    The humor is so broad... everyone gets shot, stabbed, and blown up at least once; none of it has any impact.
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    Wendy IdeObserver (UK)
    If the bullets mainly find their targets, the jokes do not. The comic chemistry between Smith and Lawrence -- at least as important to the appeal of the original films as the flashy cars and body count -- now feels laboured and stale.
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    Manuel BetancourtFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It delivers exactly what it wants to deliver.
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    George M. ThomasAkron Beacon Journal
    Yes, it's not going to be easy and there is significant explosive mayhem on the path to redemption. For those willing to come along for the ride, it's a trip worth taking.
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    Danny MintonHouston Community Newspapers
    While I still can’t condone Smith’s notorious Oscar night shenanigans, I still found a way to enjoy his latest outing, leaving the theater with a bigger smile on my face than I thought would be possible for this project.
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    James Preston PooleDiscussing Film
    Bad Boys: Ride or Die feels like a relic of action cinema past. Take a somewhat predictable storyline, throw in two lovable leads, and then pump all the juice into the action. It plays unbelievably well.
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