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Bad Boys
Bad Boys
Actors: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Lisa Boyle, Michael Taliferro, Emmanuel Xuereb
Director: Michael Bay
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
R     1997     1hr 58min

Slick to a fault, this glossy action flick takes place in sunny Florida, where Martin Lawrence and Will Smith play two cops--one married with kids, the other a swinging bachelor. The two are forced to trade places to foil ...  more »


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Actors: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Lisa Boyle, Michael Taliferro, Emmanuel Xuereb
Director: Michael Bay
Creators: Bruce S. Pustin, Don Simpson, Jerry Bruckheimer, Doug Richardson, George Gallo, Jim Mulholland, Michael Barrie
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Crime, Will Smith, John Hughes, Martin Lawrence, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 08/06/1997
Original Release Date: 04/07/1995
Theatrical Release Date: 04/07/1995
Release Year: 1997
Run Time: 1hr 58min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English, Spanish, French
Subtitles: Spanish, Georgian
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Member Movie Reviews

Reviewed on 3/5/2021...
Slow start and then plotline got going with lots of action. Martin Lawrence, Will Smith and Tea Leoni shine in this and there are many other actors/actresses that you know in this. A must for Michael Bay and Jerry Bruckheimer fans! Whatch gonna do?

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Whatcha Gonna Do When They Come For You...
Justice0309 | Joplin, MO USA | 03/13/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"When it comes to action films there is one man that has come to be known as Hollywood's go-to-guy when producing high-octane action/adventure fare. That man is Jerry Bruckheimer, "Top Gun", "Days of Thunder", and "Con Air" are just a few of the outstanding action films Bruckheimer has produced throughout the last 20 years. In 1995, Bruckheimer teamed up with director Michael Bay to make a film that focuses on two hip, young cops in Miami, Florida. To bring the freshness needed for the roles of Detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett, Bay and Bruckheimer looked to the talents of two popular young actors made famous by two very big television shows. The actors chosen were Will Smith (TV's "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air") and Martin Lawrence (TV's "Martin").

"Bad Boys" story as stated above, focuses on two Miami Detectives Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence), who after confiscating one hundred million dollars worth of heroine come under fire when the drugs wind up stolen. With the drugs missing, the two lead detectives under investigation by Internal Affairs, it appears that this particular narcotics division of the Miami Police Department will be closed down for good. So, with no one on their side except for a young woman (Tea Leoni) who happened to witness a murder linked to the drugs, Mike and Marcus must strike out on their own to reaquire the drugs and bring down those responsible, if they succeed they can clear their names and keep their badges for another day, but if not it may just mean jail for the detectives.

Many critics were skeptical about whether or not two actors famous for doing comedy on network television shows could pull of being the leads in a high-profile action movie. Really many actors would probably have the problem with making the jump from TV to film, especially when their primary job had been comedy, with very little drama and no action, but Will Smith and Martin Lawrence succeed brilliantly. The comedic timing between these two actors is outstanding, and both pull off the dramatic scenes very convincingly, and the action scenes are well played and laid out thanks to the adrenaline charged directing of Michael Bay and the athletic prowess of the actors. Jerry Bruckheimer's skill for picking projects and finding the right people to make them come together seems to never fail, and "Bad Boys" is no exception.

If you're a fan of action films and for some reason have yet to see "Bad Boys", do yourself a favor and watch this movie, your satisfaction is guaranteed.

"Bad Boys" is rated R for violence, language, and sexuality."
Enjoyable stuff!
Akshay Singh | New York, NY, USA | 08/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Bay make an excellent team! When they work together, explosions rock the screen, profanity is spewed between characters, and corpses far outnumber the amount of lines spoken. This is one of Will Smith's early ventures in film, and to be honest, I think this is his breakthrough role as Mike Lowrey, a playboy cop with a taste for gritty gunfights. Martin Lawrence is hilarious as Mike's partner, Marcus Burnett, a family man whose gig constantly interferes with his family life. Tea Leoni is okay, but not great, and her role seems a bit weird, as though it was just randomly stuck in the plot. The bad guy is a typical villain, with few lines and a thick accent. The action scenes are, of course, Bruckheimer-worthy, and so you wont be disappointed. The cinematography adds to the film's good parts. Overall, a movie that is fun, brainless stuff."
Pretty fun action
E. Belsey | San Diego, CA United States | 07/05/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This movie is very fun and full of action. If you can get past the cursing, it's well worth it. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are almost too much fun as cop partners who go deep undercover to recover stolen police evidence (drugs). Tea Leoni is also hilarious in the film and serves as a great counterpoint to the cocky buddy cops."