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
    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
    Asher LubertoL.A. Weekly
    Newcomers Bilall Fallah and Adil el Arbi have given the duo relatable character traits, an aspect that's been missing in the series, but their outing has horsepower to spare too.
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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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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Oliver JonesObserver
    Did anybody ask for this? No, but perhaps we should have.
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    Bob GrimmReno News and Review
    The second one is still my favorite in the franchise, but this one is good fun.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Diego BatlleLa Nación (Argentina)
    What never changes is the bulletproof friendship between the two. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Sarah MarrsLainey Gossip
    Bad Boys for Life is mostly fun and entertaining. We probably shouldn't ask more of it than that.
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    Fernando AlvarezClarín
    [The film's] chemistry still works. [Full review in Spanish]
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