Like our two loose cannons with badges, the movie misses its target at least as often as it hits it. Along the way, as well, it will likely batter a few brain cells into a premature grave.
Collin Levey, Wall Street Journal, 2014-06-06
The producer Jerry Bruckheimer and the director Michael Bay's buddy-cop destructorama has all the editing beats of a sex film.
Bruce Diones, New Yorker, 2014-06-06
Producer Bruckheimer and director Bay have sunk to a new low for irresponsible, inhuman violence, dragging Will Smith and Martin Lawrence along for a ghastly, deafening display of bloodshed.
David Germain, Associated Press, 2014-06-06
Bad Boys II is the rare case in which escapism involves leaving the theater.
Scott Tobias, AV Club, 2014-06-06
This sequel is as sour and jaded as they come.
J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader, 2010-02-05
Way over the top, the film is morally off-kilter, designed for laddish lunkheads with a thirst for the lowest common denominator.
Derek Adams, Time Out, 2006-01-26
Bad Boys II, which reunites Martin Lawrence and Will Smith as Miami narcotics agents, resembles a full-length promo for itself.
Peter Rainer, New York Magazine/Vulture, 2004-08-07
Bad Boys 2 plays like a flashy highlight reel from Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
Jon Caramanica, Village Voice, 2003-07-22
... a nasty, mean-spirited movie.
Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper, 2003-07-21
Necrophilia, explosions, destroyed motor vehicles, gratuitous T&A and Martin Lawrence and Will Smith doing their lame Abbott-and -Costello act. What's not to hate?
Charles Taylor, Salon.com, 2003-07-19
Just like Bad Boys, only louder, longer and the stars get paid more.
Desson Thomson, Washington Post, 2003-07-18
Might be considered three action sequences and four comedy routines in search of a story.
Stephen Hunter, Washington Post, 2003-07-18
Hulk plays like Three Sisters in comparison; T-3 is a talky thinkfest and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle a model of restraint.
Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star, 2003-07-18
Very funny at times, maudlin at others and excruciatingly violent throughout, Bad Boys II -- director Michael Bay's latest festival of exploding cars and shaking cameras -- is, at 147 long minutes, just too much of a mediocre thing.
Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, 2003-07-18
Despite some awesomely choreographed stunts and the two stars' pedal-to -the-metal appeal, the movie seems endless.
Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer, 2003-07-18
Bad Boys II just goes on and on, with more dazzling camera work, more 'funny' murders and executions by the bad guys and the good guys and judiciously used profanity and the occasional 'N' word for comic effect.
Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel, 2003-07-18
The perverse feat of Bad Boys II is that it's formulaic enough to serve as a format-compatible sequel to half the cop buddy capers ever made.
Bob Campbell, Newark Star-Ledger, 2003-07-18
It's bigger. It's louder. And, like the title says, it's bad.
Jami Bernard, New York Daily News, 2003-07-18
The latest collaboration between director Michael Bay and producer Jerry Bruckheimer, two filmmakers who bring out the worst in each other, is just as bloated and fatuous as their previous efforts.
Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald, 2003-07-18