Film Review: ‘Bad Boys: Ride or Die’ on the Road to Nowhere

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CHICAGO –“Bad Boys: Ride Or Die,” the fourth in this series, is a big budget clunker that’s clearing coasting on fumes. A wheezy Martin Lawrence, and a post-slap Will Smith, are trying to recapture some of their former box office glory by trying to milk their still considerable chemistry for all its worth. The best that can be said is that it’s less of an interminable slog than I thought it would be.

HollywoodChicago.com Oscarman rating: 2.5/5.0
Rating: 2.5/5.0

The plot … such as it is … has their foul mouthed deceased captain Howard (Joe Pantoliano) being framed for being a mixed-up-with-drug-cartels dirty cop. However he sends them videotaped messages from beyond the grave detailing his own investigation to root out the dirty cops. This leads to the Bad Boys being on the run and framed for crimes they didn’t commit.

”Bad Boys: Ride or Die” is in theaters June 7th. Featuring Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Vanessa Hudgens, Tiffany Haddish and Joe Pantoliano. Written by Chris Bremner and Will Beall. Directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah. Rated “R”

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