Reviews: Bad Boys for Life (2020)

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  • Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian]
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: …a welcome January surprise, Lowrey and Burnett a lot more fun to hang with than Hobbs and Shaw.
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: Fans of the series will probably be very happy with Bad Boys For Life, and action junkies can be rest assured that the film delivers on the action, which sticks to the gritty practicality of the previous films.
  • [New] | M Enois Duarte @ High-Def Digest.com
    • Excerpt: From Belgian filmmakers, Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah, Bad Boys for Life is a strong and wildly entertaining third chapter in the buddy-cop franchise, reuniting Will Smith & Martin Lawrence after a seventeen-year hiatus.
  • Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal
    • Excerpt: While it’s fun seeing old faces still doing the same shtick, the first half of this movie may have viewers wondering if everyone involved made a mistake signing onto this project. But the second half is fully redeeming and worth the wait.
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: When you’re simply looking for 2 hours of action entertainment and nothing more, this will suffice.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: If you’ve seen the first two, you’ve already seen 75% of the new installment
  • Brent McKnight @ Giant Freakin’ Robot
    • Excerpt: It doesn’t blow the doors off the genre, or stray far from the formula, but for viewers nostalgic for an earlier kind of R-rated action movie, and who have missed Will Smith and Martin Lawrence hollering back and forth at each other while driving 100 miles per hour and dodging bullets, it evokes pleasant enough sensations.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Student Edge
    • Excerpt: Aw, hell yeah.
  • Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
    • Excerpt: We finally delve into who these guys are beyond machismo. Is it enough to reinvigorate the entire franchise? Probably not. But it was enough to make this chapter worthwhile.
  • Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: Even without the third bad boy, Michael “Boom Boom” Bay, in the director’s chair, I was more than a little impressed with how things turned out.
  • Eddie Pasa @ Gunaxin
    • Excerpt: The latest entry in the Bad Boys franchise moves into a more easygoing space, distancing itself from what Roger Ebert once called “The Swinging Dick” genre.