The Bad Guys

critic Reviews

, 88% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Fast-paced, funny, and full of colorful visual appeal, The Bad Guys is good news for audiences seeking options the whole family can enjoy.
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    Tiffany BabbChicago Reader
    It serves up a few definite laugh-out-loud moments alongside the heavier emotional beats.
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    Randy MyersSan Jose Mercury News
    DreamWorks Animation might well benefit from putting a moratorium on all flatulence jokes and toning down the hyperactivity. They have something good here without needing any of those things.
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    Oliver JonesObserver
    The movie plays its target audience like a fiddle. That is music, no matter how familiar, that even the most cynical among us can enjoy.
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    Sara Michelle FettersMovieFreak.com
    The Bad Guys is an awful lot of fun.
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    Mark FeeneyBoston Globe
    Overall, the movie has a nicely sophisticated tone. A lot of that has to do with the breeziness of Rockwell’s line readings and the endearing sourness of Maron’s. Beetz’s have real zip, too.
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    Caroline SiedeFox 10 Phoenix
    If "The Bad Guys" doesn't enter the top tier of the animated echelon, it's still a fun time at the movies and a strong calling card for Perifel as an animation director to watch.
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    John SerbaDecider
    As a whole, this is medium-functioning family entertainment that’s content to amuse without exerting too much creative ambition. It’s not always memorable, but it works for the most part.
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    Sarah Knight AdamsonSarah's Backstage Pass
    I’m in&#59; the cleverness of the script keeps the audience entertained.
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    Cory WoodroofWilliamson Home Page
    It’ll get the kids thinking about why we don’t always give people who have gotten in trouble with the law the benefit of the doubt to change, which is a nice little filter to grow them up on. After that, it’s just a fun heist riff, a furry Ocean’s 11.
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    Ema SasicNext Best Picture
    Pierre Perifel's feature directorial debut, "The Bad Guys," manages to take all the things you love about Steven Soderbergh, Guy Ritchie, and Quentin Tarantino's crime movies and puts them in animated form.
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