Parents' Guide to

Bad Boys II

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Dated action movie has graphic violence, cursing, drugs.

Movie R 2003 150 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 16+

Really violent and morbid

Lots of dead bodies in the morgue where will smith put his hand to find drugs. Lots of bodies behind demanbrated and exploding.
age 18+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9 ):
Kids say (32 ):

The old-fashioned real-deal movie star charm of Will Smith can occasionally be glimpsed somewhere inside this overlong cacophony of car chases, shoot-em-ups, and explosions. It's impossible not to watch him and almost impossible not to smile while doing so. But that's about the only smile in this generic but mind-numbingly loud and violent action movie, more theme-park stunt spectacular than story.

Director Michael Bay can shoot action sequences and stunts, though he tries a little too hard to be John Woo. He's less successful at making us care, especially when the plot veers into the truly preposterous with a massive invasion of Cuba at the end. For anyone other than hard-core action fans it just gets overwhelming and finally a little tedious. Bay also makes the fatal mistake of forgetting to include a memorable or interesting villain. Instead we get a stereotyped paranoid drug dealer who is overly attached to his mother and daughter.

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