Bad Boys

Directed By: Michael Bay Starring: Martin Lawrence Will Smith

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by Robert on 6/17/2008

Probably one of Michael Bay's best movies. Action, comedy, more action, more comedy, and a number of attractive ladies to boot. Well written and well acted (for action movie standards anyhow), this will entertain you more than once. Definitely not just a rental.

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Enjoyable stuff!

on 12/26/2012

Bad boys is one of my all time favourite films. It stars Will Smith (the Frensh Prince of Bell Air) and Martin Lawerance (Martain/Blue Streak) as two Miami cops, both are two very funny actors who took to the action role very well (of course Will Smith as continued on so in this role in films like ID4 and Men in black). The film produces great action and boasting good soundtrack from the talents of a great director(This film really started Michael Bay's carear and is still one of his best)

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Product Overview

When a brilliant thief steals $120 million worth of confiscated heroin out from under their noses, miami's top cops have to solve the case before the fbi shuts them down. Special features: subtitles in english, spanish, portuguese, chinese, korean and thai, music videos, theatrical trailers and much more.


Studio Sony
SKU 40136733
UPC 043396107120
UPC 14 00043396107120
Format DVD
Release Date 5/27/2003
Rating Rating
Organized Crime
Switching Roles
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) is a happily married family man. Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) is a smooth-talking bachelor. Both are cops in the narcotics division of the Miami police department. When $100 million dollars worth of seized heroin is stolen from their police station, the mismatched duo are forced to switch identities to placate the only witness (Tea Leoni) who can lead them to the drug lord responsible and save their jobs before the FBI closes them down. This explosion-heavy, chase-filled, gun-smoking action comedy is directed by Michael Bay (ARMAGEDDON, PEARL HARBOR) and features comedic odd-couple-style bantering between the aptly paired Smith and Lawrence.
USA Today "...The maestros of mayhem still stage destruction like a Wagner opera..." 04/07/1995 p.3D
Variety "...[Lawrence and Smith's] interplay is engaging, and their lively, raucous personalities keep the proceedings punchy..." 04/03/1995
Sight and Sound "...Enjoyably and successfully all-encompassing..." 07/01/1995 p.40-1
Los Angeles Times "...[Martin is] a potent comic force on the big screen..." 04/07/1995 p.F1
Total Film "...[A] stylish, action-packed buddy movie..." 10/01/1999 p.106,"...A slick, hyper, pyrotechnic-filled thriller with some snappy comedy interplay..." 04/01/2001 p.105
Michael Bay
Martin Lawrence
Will Smith
Cast & Crew
Joe Pantoliano - Actor
Marg Helgenberger - Actor
Martin Lawrence - Actor
Tcheky Karyo - Actor
Tea Leoni - Actor
Theresa Randle - Actor
Will Smith - Actor
Martin Lawrence - Actor (Both)
Marg Helgenberger - Actor (Boys)
Joe Pantoliano - Actor (Boys)
Will Smith - Actor (Boys)
Theresa Randle - Actor (Boys)
Tea Leoni - Actor (Boys)
Tcheky Karyo - Actor (Boys)
Peter Greene - Actor (Streak)
William Forsythe - Actor (Streak)
Luke Wilson - Actor (Streak)
David Eggby - Cinematographer (Streak)
Michael Bay - Director
Michael Bay - Director (Boys)
Les Mayfield - Director (Streak)
Howard Atherton - Director of Photography
Howard Atherton - Director of Photography (Boys)
Mark Mancina - Musical Score
Mark Mancina - Musical Score (Boys)
Ed Shearmur - Musical Score (Streak)
Don Simpson - Producer
Jerry Brickheimer - Producer
Don Simpson - Producer (Boys)
Jerry Brickheimer - Producer (Boys)
Peaches Davis, et al. - Producer (Streak)
Michael Berry, et al. - Screenplay (Streak)
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1995
Catalog ID 10712
UPC 00043396107120
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 119 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, Chinese
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, Portuguese Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
MTV Award (1996) Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Nominee, Best On-Screen Duo,Martin Lawrence & Will Smith, Nominee, Best On-Screen Duo (Boys),Bad Boys, Nominee, Best Action Sequence
Grammy (1996) Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds ("Someone to Love"), Nominee, Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review "Bad Boys" tries with all the energy at its command to redeem an exhausted story with sheer technique. This movie is so good-looking it deserves a decent screenplay, instead of one more lope down memory lane. The movie gives us a Miami filled with midnight glitz, shot with the flair of a fashion photographer - backlit monochrome tilt shots and all. It has relentless editing, slick action sequences, and blows up stuff real good...But what is it about? Two cops. Buddies. Partners. Narcs...Whose evidence from a $100 million heroin bust is stolen. Who get in trouble with the chief, who yells at them. And with a chick from Internal Affairs, who takes them off the case. And who pick up a sexy, wise-cracking sidekick along the way. Oh, and one of the cops is a sexy bachelor and the other one is a family man. The plot is like a jigsaw puzzle with pieces supplied by "48 HRS," "Internal Affairs," "Beverly Hills Cop" and "Lethal Weapon." The movie is a production of Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, who actually made several of the movies they've ripped off, including "Beverly Hills Cop" parts one and two, so maybe they're recycling...The movie stars Martin Lawrence and Will Smith, both comic actors, both talented, both allowed to talk way too much in the course of this film. The dialogue runs on endlessly; consider, for example, the basic scene where the commanding officer reads out the two cops. He goes on, and on, and on, screaming at them. Later he screams some more...There are also a lot of curious interludes in which Lawrence and Smith do verbal riffs, interrupting each other, stream of consciousness, finishing each other's sentences or not bothering to complete thoughts at all, to show a kind of easy familiarity, I guess. We are glad they know each other so well. We wish we knew them well enough to figure out what they think they're saying.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 6
ReviewSource Washington Post
Review Bad Boys can be great fun when the bantering buddies are in hot pursuit of the bad guys. Lawrence and Smith click, so get ready for the next sequel. Hey, whatcha gonna do?
Reviewer Rita Kempley
ReviewRating 5
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review 48 Hours, Beverly Hills Cop, and Lethal Weapon were all, to some extent, reasonably entertaining action films. The unavoidable result of their success has been a long string of sequels and rip-offs. The latest is Bad Boys, an overlong sample of MTV-style direction that "borrows" heavily from these (and numerous other) flicks, and, in the process, elevates them to the comparable level of Citizen Kane...The action sequences -- and there are a lot of them -- are apparently designed to camouflage the lack of a credible story. I suppose someone guessed that if the audience was too busy following bullets, bodies, and explosions, they wouldn't have time to wonder about things like logic and coherence. Unfortunately, the movie contains occasional moments of inactivity and, during those, the first thing that comes to mind is: What's the point? After asking the question a few times, it becomes clear that not only are things moving fast, but they're completely out of control. Consider what happens to a downhill skier or race car in this situation, and you get an idea of what Bad Boys has to offer...Smith and Lawrence are likable, and they have a certain modest chemistry that surfaces during the so-called "humorous" banter, but everything about their characters is a regurgitation of previously recycled material. (Does that make it re-recycled?)...The most complimentary thing I can say about Bad Boys is that it has style and energy. The cinematography is frequently inventive, and Mark Mancini's Speed-like score is the perfect accompaniment for chases and fights. Unfortunately, there's only so far a movie can go on loud music, nicely-framed shots, testosterone, and adrenaline. Bad Boys takes the often-traveled road, and leads the audience to a dead end.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 6
Aspect Ratio 1.95:1, DVD, Special Edition, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), Dolby Surround Sound, English, Spanish, French, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Smith,Will
Label Columbia/tri-Star
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Roger Ebert, David Poland Two Thumbs Up! (Streak)
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone For comedy and thrills, Lawrence and Smith are a dream team.
Gary Thompson, Philadelphia Daily News Laughs and explosions.
Rita Kempley, The Washington Post ...great fun when the bantering buddies are in hot pursuit of the bad guys. Lawrence and Smith click...
The Wall Street Journal Spectacular!
Todd McCarthy, Variety ...the teaming of [Lawrence and Smith] clicks from the outset, with both right at home handling action and comedy on the bigscreen.

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