Bad Boys

1995 R 1h 59m Blu-ray / DVD

Bad Boys

1995 R 1h 59m Blu-ray / DVD
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Miami narcotics cops Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett are on the trail of a master crook who's snatched $100 million worth of heroin. To get the lone witness to talk, Lowrey and Burnett must pose as each other, swapping lives as they work the case.
Martin Lawrence, Will Smith, Téa Leoni, Tchéky Karyo, Theresa Randle, Joe Pantoliano, Emmanuel Xuereb, Michael Imperioli, Nestor Serrano, Julio Oscar Mechoso, John Salley, Marg Helgenberger
Michael Bay
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
Spanish (Neutral), Korean
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Widescreen 1.85:1
English, English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral), Portuguese
English: DTS 5.1 HD, French: DTS 5.1 HD, Portuguese: DTS 5.1 HD, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them. R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Bad Boys is the violent, vulgar debut feature of Michael Bay. Like most Bay productions, it's slick, exploitative, and lacks redeeming value. The heroes are foul-mouthed, violent Miami narcotics cops who are charged with recovering a huge pile of heroin. Some minor characters are junkies and prostitutes. There is no nudity or onscreen sex, but plenty of sexual innuendo. The profanity is non-stop, and the nonstop violence includes fist-fighting, guns, blood, and explosions (and one gory corpse).

Sexual Content

The movie has no nudity or sex, but it contains plenty of sexual innuendo and sexy situations. Married Marcus and single Mike are forced to trade places for reasons too complicated to explain, so there are lots of jokes about the married man and his wife being tempted by others. A half-naked girl shows up at Mike's apartment, and there are half-naked girls dancing in a club. There are also references to "working girls" and one minor character is actually a prostitute.


Lots of big, broad action-violence with car chases, explosions, guns, and fist-fights. There are plenty of guns, including some very big, very loud ones. Several minor characters are killed without consequences. Other characters are threatened with guns to their heads. There's some blood and gore, including a scene with a rotting corpse.


We get non-stop, all-out language of all stripes, including "f--k" and all its permutations, "s--t" and all its permutations, and "dick," "balls," "God damn," "bitch," "ass," "screw," "God," "Jesus Christ," "whore," "t-ts," "asshole," and "hump." The term "Negroes" is used, but not the "N" word.

Social Behavior

The heroes seem fairly disorganized; they're always joking and fighting amongst themselves. Their main motivation is to retrieve the heroin to save their jobs and to avenge the death of a friend. They kill almost at random with no consequences. Nothing they do makes the world a better place, and no one seems to learn much of anything.


Characters mention name brands several times out loud, but are never seen using or consuming said brands. They include "Coke," "Budweiser," "Bubblicious" gum, and "Skittles." "Arm & Hammer" baking soda is shown.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

The heroes are narcotics cops. The bad guys steal an enormous amount of heroin from the police. This heroin is shown and mentioned many times (in "brick" form as well as powder), but only one minor character uses it. Otherwise, there is some minor drinking during a club scene, and another scene inside a liquor store (but no drinking).

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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