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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    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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    Dan BuffaKSDK News (St. Louis)
    The true MVP here is the screenplay from Chris Bremner, Peter Craig, and Joe Carnahan that elevates this latest guilty pleasure delight far above retreat territory.
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    Adam LubitowRochester City Newspaper
    Queasy politics aside, the film feels a little generic without Bay's distinctive aesthetic.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Caitlin KennedyNightmarish Conjurings
    Bad Boys for Life is a worthy ending. It allows the franchise to age gracefully and brings this awareness to the film, without the film being hindered by it.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Emmanuel NoisetteThe Movie Blog
    Bad Boys For Life may have shown up late to the party, buy it still managed to be both funny and entertaining. It strives to deliver the complete package with some intense action, emotional drama, and hysterical laughs.
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