BAD BOYS (18)
D: Michael Bay
Columbia (Jerry Bruckheimer & Don
USA 🇺🇸 1995
W: Michael Barrie, Jim Mulholland, Doug Richardson
& George Gallo
DP: Howard Atherton
Ed: Christian Wagner
Mus: Mark Mancina
Martin Lawrence (Det. Marcus Burnett), Will Smith
(Det. Mike Lowrey), Téa Leoni (Julie Mott), Tcheky Karyo (Fouchet), Theresa Randall (Theresa Burnett), Joe Pantoliano (Capt. Conrad Howard)
High-octane action which propelled the careers of
both Will Smith and Michael Bay.
Two Miami cops investigate a gang that stole a
fortune in heroin from the station house.
The plot feels like it's been relocated from a
Lethal Weapon film, pitting two wisecracking, mis-matched cops against a group of bad guys. Aside from reworking it to represent black cops and a few snappy lines of dialogue, the
overall result is unremarkable, seemingly set in a Miami suffering from a bad dose of air pollution.