Bad Boys for Life

critic Reviews

76% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score76%
  • 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.
  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Mark KermodeKermode & Mayo's Film Review
    It is what it is, I just wish it wasn't.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Justin JonesCBR
    Bad Boys for Life, the first film in the franchise not directed by Bay, is full of heart and packed with characters that are easy to love.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Ed WhitfieldThe Ooh Tray
    I preferred the Boys when they were young and care free, and the characters understood it was better to burn out than fade away. Filmmakers used to understand that too. It's that understanding I'm nostalgic for.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Stephen SilverSplice Today
    The biggest reason to see Bad Boys For Life is the two stars. But I never thought I'd miss the steady filmmaking hand of Michael Bay
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Sebastian Zavala KahnCinencuentro
    It does the unthinkable: to convert a saga lacking in imagination or creativity, into something slightly more subtle and exciting. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Stephanie ChapmanPop Culture Leftovers
    Bad Boys For Life is the third installment of a franchise that we didn't know we wanted but certainly needed.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Sarah Knight AdamsonSarah's Backstage Pass
    If you're in the mood for non-stop action and silliness, this mindless popcorn movie fits the bill--both Smith and Lawrence are hysterical together.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Matthew ToomeyABC Radio Brisbane
    It's a tired, formulaic, seen-it-all-before storyline and that leaves us with a movie that will be all but forgotten about in a few weeks.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Mark JacksonEpoch Times
    Like Clint Eastwood poking fun at his own aging in "Unforgiven," "Bad Boys For LIfe" makes use of the aging factor. The Bad Boys are turning into Good Men.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Rohan NaaharHindustan Times
    Any film that includes a scene in which DJ Khaled gets a cleaver in the face is a winner in my book. In Bad Boys for Life, not only does DJ Khaled get a cleaver in the face, he also gets 'another one' on the fingers.
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