(2003)

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38

Metascore

Based on 34 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
75
Bay's movie is also a confident mega-production that feels it doesn't need to lean on its visual frills if it has Smith and Lawrence -- it's a natural-born buddy flick.
70
The Hollywood Reporter
However masterful, the first-rate stunt work, effects, action cinematography and cutting (by no less than three editors) lose impact through sheer repetition.
67
Entertainment Weekly
Bad Boys II proves that it's possible to pack a movie with so much popcorn that it leaves the audience overdosed.
63
Philadelphia Inquirer
Beyond turbocharged. It whooshes along at warp speed. And still, despite some awesomely choreographed stunts and the two stars' pedal-to-the-metal appeal, the movie seems endless.
63
Chicago Tribune
The kind of movie that gives sequels a bad name, even though, strangely enough, it's better than the 1995 hit that spawned it.
50
Just too much of a mediocre thing. It didn't have to be that way.
50
Wall Street Journal
Like our two loose cannons with badges, the movie misses its target at least as often as it hits it.
38
Appallingly mean-spirited.
38
New York Daily News
If you think you're tough enough, go ahead and sit through the endurance test that is Bad Boys 2, a brutal, 2 1/2-hour display of production overkill.
38
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
Smith and Lawrence enjoyed some amusing chemistry in the '95 original, but their molecules sure aren't jibing here. It's a full hour into this behemoth before there's anything resembling a belly laugh.
0
Bad Boys II has everything. Everything loud, dumb, violent, sexist, racist, misogynistic and homophobic that producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Michael Bay can think of puking up onscreen.

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