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Based on 33 Reviews
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  • 40
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The motor of the plot, involving nuclear terrorism, not only knocked Bad Company out of last year's release schedule due to 9/11 sensitivity, it stops Rock and Hopkins from sustaining a comic rapport. The waste is criminal. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It's fast, snappy and entertaining in a superficial way. But it lacks gravity and authenticity and seems more like a product than an attempt to tell a story. show more

  • 38
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Leaves a bad taste, not only because of its bad-luck timing, but also the staleness of its script. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Bad Company would just be another silly, intermittently funny, buddy comedy (Anthony Hopkins is Rock's training agent) were it not for a plot unlaughably close to current events. show more

  • 25
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    The main problem with this whole Jerry Bruckheimer-produced mess is that they took a promising comedy setup and squandered it by trying to make a legitimate spy thriller out of it. show more

  • 63
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    There is much more suspense in this sequence than a similar scene in last week's "The Sum of All Fears" -- which wasn't intended to be funny. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    I won't tell you I didn't enjoy parts of Bad Company, because I did. But the enjoyment came at moments well-separated by autopilot action scenes and stunt sequences that outlived their interest. show more

  • 50
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Though they're a good pair (Hopkins and Rock), this isn't a very good movie. It's slick but hollow. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    It's fun to watch for a while. But the movie runs much too long, and a few funny bits aside, most of the comedy writing is lame. show more

  • 50
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Feels stale, bloated and willing to get by on sheer familiarity. show more

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