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Bad Boys II Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0
    38

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 38

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    Appallingly mean-spirited.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal

    Like our two loose cannons with badges, the movie misses its target at least as often as it hits it.

  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    The kind of movie that gives sequels a bad name, even though, strangely enough, it's better than the 1995 hit that spawned it.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Bad Boys II proves that it's possible to pack a movie with so much popcorn that it leaves the audience overdosed.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Sheri Linden

    However masterful, the first-rate stunt work, effects, action cinematography and cutting (by no less than three editors) lose impact through sheer repetition.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

not for kids

Generic, loud and violent action; not for kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie pushes the R rating to almost the NC-17 level with very graphic violence. Corpses spill into a street, a character is chopped up and presented to his partner in parts, with blood dripping out of him, and more. There is extreme, extended peril and violence, and many deaths. Characters use extremely strong language with constant profanity, including racist terms. There are sexual references and situations, including references to impotence and rather homophobic humor. We also see some highly improbable animal sex. Characters drink, and smoke, and at one point it is supposed to be humorous when Marcus gets stoned on Ecstasy. Characters of many races show some prejudice but work together with respect and loyalty and a female character is strong, brave, and capable.

  • Families can talk about how different people decide which risks they will take.

What to watch for
  • violence false5

    Violence: The movie pushes the R rating to almost the NC-17 level with very graphic violence. Extreme, extended peril.

  • sex false5

    Sex: Skimpy clothes, naked dead bodies, sexual references including impotence.

  • language false5

    Language: Characters use extremely strong language with constant profanity, including racist terms.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false5

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Drinking, drug dealing, drug-taking portrayed comically.

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