Ultra-stylish, intense action movie (by Sublimaze)
Bad Boys is one of my favorite movies of all time. This movie oozes style. Stylish good guys battle stylish bad guys in the stylish, sizzling city of Miami. I just can't say enough good things about Bad Boys.This is a film that works on many levels. Before Bruckheimer and Michael Bay became famous and lazy and made disappointing flicks think Pearl Harbor and Armageddon , they made excellent movies like The Rock and Bad Boys. First off, directing is top notch. From the get-go, this movie moves along at a furious pace, and Bay's trademark slow-motion, close-up sequences are <more>
amazing.Will Smith and Martin Lawrence give first-rate performances as the supercool Miami Narc good guys. The villain Fouchet is also well-played by Karyo. Of course, there is the beautiful Tea Leoni. The assortment of smaller characters like Sanchez and Ruiz, Jojo, the Captain, and the goons add flavor to many scenes. Everyone is just so cool and stylish. I love Jojo the tire-man!Action sequences are some of the BEST ever filmed. The lobby shootout, Club Hell, and all the others. Even the soundtrack in this movie is awesome. Mancina's score fits this movie like a glove. And in between the action, there is hilarious humor and some quite moving emotional scenes. As for style...just watch. Miami, Miami Beach, Lowrey's black Porsche, the clothes, the bad guys, the women...its all there.I could go on and on about every single thing that is so great about Bad Boys, but I will stop here and invite all the action junkies out there to definitely see this!I give this movie 10/10. Action does not get any more stylish and cool than this.
"Bad Boys" is an buddy cop action film loaded with comedy. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence have good chemistry on screen and deliver good preformances. The plot is simple, and is followed through until the movie's end which is very action packed . Bay does well directing the picture and Jerry Bruckhiemer heads up another good film. 10/10. Can't wait for the sequel. It looks amazing; hopefully as good as, if not better than, the first.
The Best Buddy - Cop Film.... (by jmcgee321)
This is the best Buddy - Cop Film to me, although only two it seems to have a variety of different moods like others sequels. The second one Is the LETHAL WEAPON Series and the RUSH HOUR Films come in at a good third.Mike Lowrey Will Smith and Marcus Burnett Martin Lawrence are your average buddy cops, you know one's married and the other is a player, but one thing they have in common is their bad altitudes for solving cases and a lot of body bags. When one million dollars in heroin has been stolen by a evil Frenchman named Noah Tcheky Karyo in their prescient, a close friend of Mike <more>
dies and the only witness is named Julie Tea Leoni . The boys get set to handle this case with some very violent and hilarious outcomes.Now this movie has one of the best introduction to the main roles ever. The action scenes are greatly handled and never blown out of proportion. The acting is top notch and Martin and Will have what I think is their best roles to date. Michael Bay may have also delivered he's best film, next to CON AIR. Now part II is also great, not better, but funnier.
one of the best action/comedies around (by baumer)
There is something about black humour that I love. And I don't mean humour that is gross or dark, I really mean humour by black actors/artists. Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor were funny in their day. Whoopie Goldberg has me in stitches when she is on stage or in a movie. Chris Rock is an up and coming comic genius. And the two guys in this film have me in laughing almost every time I see them on screen. Martin Lawrence was the best part of Boomerang and in Bad Boys he is hilarious as the married side kick to Will Smith's bachelor playboy. And of course Will Smith launched his career <more>
with this movie. He is very funny in The Fresh Prince television show and he shows here that his propensity for comedy is excellent. Together these two are brilliant, one of the best cop buddies since Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh.Bad Boys is a story of two cops that have to protect a witness that saw her best friend murdered. Her best friend may have had information on some guys that committed huge crimes that involved drugs. Now it is up to the two heroes to try and crack the case and not get into too much trouble in the process. There are so many cliched things about this movie, but sometimes cliches are good, if you have likable actors to carry out the script. As in every buddy cop movie, you have the two partners that are very different but have a mutual respect for each other. You have the police chief that does nothing but tell them how much they have cost the department, how they could be suspended if they are not careful and how they are the best at what they do but a little too care free. You have the bad guy with the foreign accent who is charming and debonair but as deadly as a rattlesnake. Take any good cop/caper movie from Lethal Weapon, Stakeout, Beverly Hills Cop to films like Last Action Hero. They all have the same themes, but what makes them all good, and that includes this one, is how well they are executed. A lot of the credit has to go to Smith and Lawrence, but I also think special attention has to be given to Michael Bay. He was a new comer here and he proved that he has a great eye for action. The chase scene that starts in Smith's apartment and ends on the street where Lawrence almost dies, is one of the most emotionally charged scenes I've seen in a cop comedy. It kind of reminded me of Lethal Weapon 2, when at the end I thought Riggs was dead after his battle with the South African bad guy. That had power, this one is even better than that.Bad Boys is great entertainment and Smith and Michael Bay have become major players in Hollywood now. This is the start of it all and if you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it. It is funny, action packed and likable. You can't go wrong. If you like some of the films that were mentioned in the review, then you'll have a hard time not liking this one. An excellent film.
I was the stand in for Vic Manni Ferguson . Bad Boys was an awesome film to work on because I really got to see the pros at work. Man when I think how huge Michael Bay is now and that was his first feature. I remember when I said bye to him at the wrap party I said "Good luck" and he said, "Thanks, Ill need it." I also got to do some precision driving. I drove one of the black Suburbans in the final chase scene. Ken Bates, the legendary Hollywood stuntman directed it. What a guy. he was awesome, totally friendly and full of great stories about the stunt business. I think <more>
he won an Oscar for the rocket sled he designed for the tunnels. Barry Waldman the producer of Domino was the second unit producer. Another real nice dude with a good sense of humor. I even attended the premiere and after party in L.A. Will Smith was real nice too. After all I'm a homeboy from Philly. I never really spoke with Bruckheimer or Simpson, but i could tell they were total pros. After all they'd already done Bev Hills Cop and Top Gun. One of the coolest locations was the legendary Biltmore Hotel former home of Al Capone. That place is incredible. It was so cool watching the stunt guys scurrying on top of those high Spanish tile roofs shooting machine guns. One of the actors i got friendly with was Tchecky Karyo the French actor. He starred in La Femme Nikita, one of my all time fa-vs. Hes not a bad guitarist either. Always strummed an acoustic on set. Id like to thank Dana McFadden of Ellen Jacoby Casting for giving me the chance to work on this great film.
A excellent blockbuster hit comedy/action (by UniqueParticle)
Among one of few great Micheal Bay films! Hilarious fun that remains timeless in entertainment value and joy. Will Smith, Martin Lawerence, and Joe Panatlio are so awesome! Absolutely love the camera shots, despite the hate Micheal gets his style is incredible in all his projects and the beautiful scenery is delightful. Very enjoyable story about a witness that sees stuff and heroine criminals.
Although Full of Clichés, An Excellent Action Movie (by claudio_carvalho)
The honest and efficient Detective Marcus Burnett Martin Lawrence is a married cop with three children, having difficulties for the payment of his mortgage and for having sex with his wife. His partner is the also honest, efficient and wealthy Detective Mike Lowrey Will Smith , who inherits a large amount from his family and although living like a playboy, has not resigned to his position in the police department. After a daring robbery of heroin from the police department stores, the two detectives try to find some clue about the gang. The chance appears with the hooker Julie Mott Téa <more>
Leoni , the witness of the murder of a 'working girl' friend of her. The detectives are assigned to protect her and chase the killers. Although full of clichés, 'Bad Boys' is an excellent action movie, in the same line of 'Lethal Weapon'. There are lots of funny parts, Martin Lawrence and Will Smith are excellent as the two partners with different behaviors and Téa Leoni is gorgeous. I saw this movie a couple of years ago, when Will Smith was an unknown actor, and now I saw it again on DVD, with the intention of watching 'Bad Boys II'. My vote is eight.Title Brazil : 'Os Bad Boys' 'The Bad Boys'
Will Smith and Martin Lawrence form the 'Bad Boys' cop duo that have to trade places with one another in order to protect a key witness Tea Leoni . Bad Boys is crammed full of action from start to finish, it has a slick script and plenty of laughs.As action comedies go, i can only think of the Lethal weapon films that top this one, and that's a high standard live up to. The chemistry between Smith and Lawrence is strong and the rest of the cast are all good.Overall Bad Boys is a movie that everyone should enjoy, it's adrenaline fuelled fast paced action throughout.8/10
Fast-paced action comedy entertainment (by Elswet)
As two hard-line cops who work hard at their job, and do their best along the way. When a "career bust" in heroin disappears from the city police's locked evidence cage, it's up to our two heroes to find out where it went and why.In the classic style of "Beverly Hills Cop," "Lethal Weapon" and "Tango and Cash"-meet-the-Wayan Brothers style, this movie entertains you at least as good as the aforementioned comparisons Lawrence and Smith are highly volatile in this action/comedy, pulling off gritty one-liners while kicking major butt. There is the <more>
predictable presence of car-crashes, explosions and obligatory chase scenes, but the performances of Smith and Lawrence totally redeem the predictability of the movie.Their characters are well developed and are convincingly portrayed with the greatest of talent. The one-liners take an appropriate break when the drama is high, and Smith shows a very gifted side to his talent as a thespian in the portrayal of his character. I must also say the same thing about Lawrence. I never thought I would like Martin Lawrence as a dramatic actor, but his abilities really shine in this film. He is quite believable, as is Smith. Very talented actors. I'll never think of either of them as strictly comedic actors again. I was actually impressed with them both. I liked them both better in these more serious parts than in the comedies they've each done. Also, I highly recommend the "Special Edition" version of this movie on DVD. There are the usual stunning music videos at the end of this version featuring Martin Lawrence and Will Smith, of course and, while I find them completely self-serving and to be the height of arrogance, they are also entertaining.I would also like to add that the cinematography of the scenery between scenes is breath-taking. Michael Bay must have spent days scouting the scenery that was filmed in this movie. He captured some of the most beautiful areas of Miami. Finely and expertly done.Afterward: Tea Leone was extremely believable in this movie. Much better than her stiff and sometimes halting performance in "Jurassic Park 3." MUCH better.This is an excellent movie and I can't wait for Bad Boys 2 to come out on DVD!! This was great fun with beautiful cinematography and a solid story-line.It gets an 8.3/10 from...the Fiend :.