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Bad Boys II

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Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, ...

Bad Boys II

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
144 minutes
Wide Release Date:
07/18/03
performer:
Martin Lawrence, Will Smith, Joe Pantoliano, Theresa Randle, Gabrielle Union
director:
Michael Bay
Producer:
Jerry Bruckheimer
Producers:
Jerry Bruckheimer Films
distributor:
Columbia Pictures
author:
John Lee Hancock, Ron Shelton, Jerry Stahl
genre:
ActionAdventure, Comedy

We gave it a B-

Martin Lawrence and Will Smith resume their 1995 rat-a-tat banter as partners on an elite Miami police task force, this time trailing a Cuban overlord smuggling Ecstasy Stateside. While it’s easy to nitpick about the needless destruction, flimsy plot, and gratuitous T&A in Bad Boys II, who are we kidding? It’s a Michael Bay/Jerry Bruckheimer wham-bang rendition of guys with guns gone wild, and boy, do they deliver. EXTRAS There are production diaries and a featurette that breaks down the action sequences, including a funny bit on the care taken to preserve a $300,000 Ferrari during the causeway pileup, only to have Lawrence ding the door on a pole afterward.