MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Up 2,323 this week

Bad Company (2002)

 -  Action | Adventure | Comedy  -  7 June 2002 (USA)
5.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.6/10 from 35,780 users   Metascore: 37/100
Reviews: 186 user | 132 critic | 33 from Metacritic.com

When a Harvard-educated CIA agent is killed during an operation, the secret agency recruits his twin brother.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 29 titles
created 22 Apr 2012
 
a list of 48 titles
created 23 Aug 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 04 Sep 2012
 
a list of 49 titles
created 12 Oct 2012
 
a list of 43 titles
created 3 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Bad Company" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Bad Company (2002)

Bad Company (2002) on IMDb 5.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Bad Company.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

I Spy (2002)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A professional athlete has to help a U.S. government agent recover a missing jet.

Director: Betty Thomas
Stars: Eddie Murphy, Owen Wilson, Famke Janssen
Sahara (2005)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Master explorer Dirk Pitt goes on the adventure of a lifetime of seeking out a lost Civil War battleship known as the "Ship of Death" in the deserts of West Africa while helping a WHO doctor being hounded by a ruthless dictator.

Director: Breck Eisner
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Penélope Cruz, Steve Zahn
The Rundown (2003)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A tough aspiring chef is hired to bring home a mobster's son from the Amazon but becomes involved in the fight against an oppressive town operator and the search for a legendary treasure.

Director: Peter Berg
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott, Christopher Walken
Action | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A story of a girl who gets mixed up with a spy trying to clear his name.

Director: James Mangold
Stars: Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Peter Sarsgaard
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An old flame discovers her ex-boyfriend from the past is a relocated FBI informant out to stop the bad guys.

Director: John Badham
Stars: Mel Gibson, Goldie Hawn, David Carradine
Commando (1985)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A retired elite Black Ops Commando launches a one man war against a group of South American criminals who have kidnapped his daughter to blackmail him into starting a revolution and getting an exiled dictator back into power.

Director: Mark L. Lester
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, Dan Hedaya
Chill Factor (1999)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A new biological chemical weapon that explodes up to temperatures over fifty degrees Fahrenheit, falls into the hands of two men who try to make sure that it doesn't get stolen by a terrorist.

Director: Hugh Johnson
Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Skeet Ulrich, Peter Firth
Action | Adventure | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Benjamin Gates must follow a clue left in John Wilkes Booth's diary to prove his ancestor's innocence in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Director: Jon Turteltaub
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A bored married couple is surprised to learn that they are both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill each other.

Director: Doug Liman
Stars: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Adam Brody
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

James Bond heads to stop a media mogul's plan to induce war between China and the UK in order to obtain exclusive global media coverage.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Jonathan Pryce, Michelle Yeoh
The A-Team (2010)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A group of Iraq War veterans looks to clear their name with the U.S. military, who suspect the four men of committing a crime for which they were framed.

Director: Joe Carnahan
Stars: Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Sharlto Copley
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

James Bond uncovers a nuclear plot when he protects an oil heiress from her former kidnapper, an international terrorist who can't feel pain.

Director: Michael Apted
Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Sophie Marceau, Robert Carlyle
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Jake Hayes / Kevin Pope / Michael Turner
...
...
...
...
Jarma / Dragan Henchman #1
...
Nicole (as Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon)
...
Dragan Adjanic
...
Michelle 'The Hammer' Petrov
...
...
...
Officer Carew
...
Officer Parish
...
Officer McCain
...
Andre
Edit

Storyline

When a CIA agent is killed during a nuclear arms purchase, his partner Oakes, recruits his twin brother, Jake Hayes. Jake had no idea he had a twin brother, let alone that he worked for the CIA. Jake, a.k.a. Michael Turner, has nine days to fill his brother's place. However, the enemy terrorists learn of his secret identity and kidnap his girlfriend/fiancee. He has to rescue them and save New York city from an imminent nuclear terrorist act. Written by Mikey J. <mredding@ev1.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The World is in Good Hands See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violent action, some sensuality and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

7 June 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Black Sheep  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$572,940 (Japan) (18 October 2002)

Gross:

$2,385,636 (Japan) (8 November 2002)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Two of the CIA agents teamed together are Anthony Hopkins (Hannibal Lecter) and Brooke Smith (victim Catherine Martin) from The Silence of the Lambs (1991). See more »

Goofs

When Jack looks at the Nokia phone in the hotel in Prague, it clearly shows that it has no connection to any network, making it impossible for Vas to actually call the phone. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Adrik Vas: Your friend is late.
Michael Turner: He'll be here.
Adrik Vas: Yeah, I *do* have other bidders.
Michael Turner: I personally vouch for this man.
Adrik Vas: Oh, well I trust you Michael. You see, each degree of separation comes with a degree of uncertainty.
See more »


Soundtracks

Oh, Pretty Woman
Written by Roy Orbison and Bill Dees
Performed by Karel Gott
Courtesy of Goja Spol, S.R.O.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Clichéd, undistinguished but still brainless fun
15 February 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Hayes is a suave, distinguished spy with the CIA who is part of a set up to buy a stolen nuclear weapon and then capture those involved. When he is killed mid-operation, his handler goes to the only man who can replace him, his twin brother. However his brother Jake is a hustler in New York City and not spy material. Oakes has nine days to get him ready to take over his brother's identity and take up the assignment.

Despite the awful reviews, I still decided to give this film a go because I was in the mood for a dumb film that really didn't require me to think even once: this was that film! The film deserved every bad review it got - the only thing you need to worry about is whether or not you can accept the massive weakness or not. The plot is a real shambles and if you think about it logically then it all goes to hell. The idea that this is a reasonable plot, even for this type of film, is absurd. The script backs this up with dialogue that is fitting for a stupid comedy but not for the situations in the plot (`does it play dvd's?' or dialogue about Dr's Dre and Irving while trying to stall terrorists). Some of it is funny, but to be honest, if you dislike Chris Rock then there will be practically nothing for you.

The plot brings the bomb back to the US towards the end in an effort to inject tension and urgency into the action, but it doesn't really work. The action is reasonably slick but it isn't ever really exciting - only polished like a product. The action, like everything else, is quite clichéd and not distinctive enough to really stand out from the crowd of other action movies. The gags about race are subtle but still quite broad in the style of Rock. I didn't find it offensive, but I never really understand why films have to constantly perpetuate racial myths such as all black people listen to hip hop and like certain sports etc. Some of it is funny though.

Rock is the main reason for this; as I said, if you like him then you should enjoy this as most of the comedy is driven by him (even if nothing is anywhere near the sharpness of his act). He is not very funny but he helps the film have an overall comic tone that works pretty well Hopkins is totally slumming it. He manages an air of cool detachment but the material is way below him and his autopilot light is on the whole time. Stomare is poor and none of the villains really bring genuine menace - Eastern European hoods and clichés that they are. Beauvais is sexy - but that is all she is here for, to put on black underwear! Her character breezes in and breezes out with no real reason or consequence, plainly all she is here for is to have a bit of sexy black ass in there - something that Washington doesn't bring.

Overall this is a slickly made film that is clichéd, absurd, undistinguished and not as entertaining as it intends to be. Despite the fact that the film is very average and not really one to stand out, it can be quite enjoyable if you are ready for that. If you can turn off your brain and lower your standards then this can be OK, however just don't expect it to be great no matter what you do.


31 of 37 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
This Movie Was Frickin Great jmac332083
instrumental melody zuzu_kk
the song line2252
why? darkslyde
Airbags in car matty5421
Is this movie any good? qtpiedancer2007
Discuss Bad Company (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?