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Bad Company (Movie - 2002)

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
117 minutes
Wide Release Date:
06/07/02
performer:
Anthony Hopkins, Chris Rock, Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon, Adoni Maropis, Kerry Washington
director:
Joel Schumacher
Producer:
Jerry Bruckheimer
distributor:
Touchstone Pictures
author:
66945
genre:
Comedy, ActionAdventure, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a B-

Chris Rock plays mouthy black foil to the phlegmatic whiteness of Anthony Hopkins as a crusty old CIA agent, and Rock almost — almost — saves Bad Company, an ungainly, schizophrenic, odd-couple comedy-thriller, from entropy. At any rate, director Joel Schumacher and producer Jerry Bruckheimer (speaking of odd couples) owe the gifted comedian big time for remaining shrewd even when undermined by the story’s inherent stupidity: Rock helps save the world, literally, from suitcase-bomb nuclear terrorism far too anxiety-provoking in the first place for comedy these days.

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