Bad Boys 4: Ride or Die

Bad Boys 4: Ride or Die

After their late former Captain is framed, Lowrey and Burnett try to clear his name, only to end up on the run themselves.

  • Released:
  • Runtime: 115 minutes
  • Genre: Action, Crime, Thrillers
  • Stars: Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Paola Nuñez, Martin Lawrence, Will Smith, Alexander Ludwig, Paola Nuñez, Eric Dane, Ioan Gruffudd, Rhea Seehorn, Melanie Liburd, Jacob Scipio, Joe Pantoliano, Tasha Smith, Tiffany Haddish
  • Director: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah
  • jp_91 - 29 June 2024
    "Bad Boys: Ride or Die" is explosively entertaining.
    "Bad Boys: Ride or Die" is an enjoyable fourth installment, with a fun script full of action, the story is not very original but the way it is captured on the screen by the two directors turns out to be a joy. The cast is good, having characters of different races, all working together and without prejudice. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are great as this comical police couple, even to the point of black humor in some scenes, with Lawrence being the one who brings the film afloat, in addition to an explosive performance by the Mexican Paola Núñez and an outstanding performance by the British Jacob Scipio. The cinematography is typical, it is not bad but it is not excellent either. For its part, the sound design has quality and the special effects achieve their mission without being completely realistic. "Bad Boys: Ride or Die" is explosively entertaining.
  • freesancocho - 26 June 2024
    Watched with Mike by my side
    Bad Boys: Ride or Die! I've watched all the bad boys movies. A great series! Bb:RoD is great sequel as it continues the story line. I enjoyed the aesthetic in some of the scenes and the soundtrack was also fitting for the movie. I only rate it a 7 because it is a typical bad boys movie filled with action and some humor. It is great to see Martin and Will still at it, though you do notice the age a bit on the big screen. The cameo with the viral social media star is hilarious as well. There one other cameo by a famous music personality I won't spoil. Worth the watch, however would wait for it to be released to watch at home.
  • stepofhan - 20 June 2024
    Undeniably Satisfying
    I was thoroughly surprised for this movie to turn out as good as it did. Martin Lawrence and Will Smith did not disappoint. I laughed when I least expected; some of the jokes actually hit a good spot.

    Whether you're a Bad Boys fan or new to the franchise, you can enjoy high-quality action throughout the entire movie. The scenes were so dramatic and life-threatening that I could neither look away nor blink. While some camera angles were cheesy and not on par with the tone of the film, I admired most of the cinematography throughout and the appropriate music score. It was not only refreshing but riveting.

    I docked three stars because the plot could have had more meaning and substance. While the ending was close to perfect, the journey there was a bit all over the place. I had to nod along to exciting action that didn't make sense. Other than that, I recommend this film with a solid 7 stars.

    Bad Boys, Bad Boys. Whatcha gonna do? Watch it, of course!
  • zardoz-13 - 18 June 2024
    Worst Entry in the "Bad Boys" Franchise
    Mike Lowery (Will Smith of "Independence Day") and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence of "Blue Streak") reprise their roles as rogue Miami PD detectives in co-directors Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah's "Bad Boys: Ride Or Die," the follow-up to "Bad Boys for Life." Scenarists Chris Bremner & Will Beall has drummed up a humdrum finality to the "Bad Boys" franchise. Nothing in this formulaic, by the numbers, action thriller bristling with bullet-blasting firefights and unsavory villains is remotely surprising. Bremner & Beall bog down what could have been a cathartic conclusion to the series with bouts of lowest common denominator humor. Marcus is over the top looney tunes in this outing. After he suffers a near death experience, Marcus believes he is invincible. This delusion is fostered during a nightmare while he is in recovery at the hospital. He imagines that he has entered the land of the dead, but it turns out he isn't dead. Think of similar movies like "Here Comes Mr. Jordan" (1941) and "Heaven Can Wait" (1978) where the hero died and then those in charge of Heaven realized they'd made a mistake and send him back to Earth. While he imagines he is in the land of the dead, Marcus encounters the late boss, Captain Howard (Joe Pantoliano of "The Fugitive"), he is gratified to discover he will receive a new lease on life. Meanwhile, Captain Howard, who was gunned down by Mike's son in "Bad Boys for Life," leaves our heroes a video message. You know, this is the familiar conceit in crime thrillers where the heroes receive some kind of message from the dead person who posted it in the event of their death. Turns out Miami PD is infested with dirty cops at the highest level who have been cooperating with the cartels. One of the white collar at the top of the heap who orchestrated not only Captain Howard's death but also sealed a deal with the cartels is Lockwood (Ioan Gruffudd of "The Fantastic Four"), a friend of Lowery. Later, he tries to justify his criminal activity to his girlfriend, Kelly (Vanessa Hudgens of "Spring Breakers") when he tells her that his accomplices and he collaborated with the cartels so they could learn about any terrorists entering the country. Now, these dastards are trying to besmirch Captain Howard's legacy. Naturally, neither Mike nor Marcus are going to sit still for this skullduggery. Basically, "Bad Boys: Ride or Die" picks up the plot where "Bad Boys for Life" left off after Mike discovered he had a son with a cartel moll. The gunfights are noisy, the scenery is exotic, and the cliches are spring loaded for maximum impact without endears us to our crazy heroes. The camaraderie between Mike and Marcus sinks to an all-time low with buffoonish comic relief. For example, when our heroes see Captain Howard's video confession after he died, Marcus leaps to the conclusion Howard is alive on the other side! After he is told that he isn't dead when he meets Howard on the other side in his dreams, Marcus indulges in stupid behavior. Believing he cannot be killed, Burnett wanders through street traffic making an ass of him while Mike struggles to convince him otherwise. Altogether, "Bad Boys: Ride or Die" qualifies as the worst entry in the film. The only redeeming feature about it is his son-in-law, Reggie (Dennis Greene of "Bad Boys 2"), proves that he is an invincible Marine. Original "Bad Boys" director Michael Bay has a cameo as a Porsche driver early in the action. Disappointing from start to finish, "Bad Boys" deserved a better send off than this.
  • hzsfbmb - 17 June 2024
    Should have went straight to Tubi. GARBAGE
    If you love Bad Boys 1 and 2, but hated 3, you will also hate this trash. Let's get right to it:

    Comedy 0/5 Plot 0/5 Action 1/5

    You remember when Bad Boys introduced you to the villain within the first 5 minutes of the film and it set the stage for the villain and the bad boys to eventually collide in an epic gun battle and chase scene? Do you recall that?? If not let me give you a refresher.

    In bad boys 1 we see Fouchet and his goons stealing bricks of heroin out of Miami PD headquarters.

    In bad boys 2, we see Johnny Tapia getting updates about his ecstasy shipments right before the gun fight with the klan.

    Simple and easy.

    In this bad boys 4 garbage, we meet the corrupt mayor at Mike's wedding, because it's that obvious that he is corrupt. A scene or two later, we see this other villain trying to PUT MONEY IN CAPTAIN HOWARDS ACCOUNT, the captain howard that was killed in 3, in an effort to frame a dead man.

    So let's compare. A heroin kingpin and an ecstasy boss VS. A crooked cop that doesn't want the money for himself, he wants to frame dead cops.

    I promise you, Hollywood is out of ideas and is relying on AI to write movie scripts because this is a horrible plot, especially given the fact they had plenty and of source material from 1 and 2 to reference.

    Now the main problem with this movie is that they outsourced it to 2 directors from Belgium. This is an American classic, and 3 and 4 should never have been approved without Michael Bay or someone similar to direct it. These guys clearly have no feel for the pulse of a bad boys movie and think it's a call of duty video game. The action was CGI and looked fake. The airplane scene was a fake version of the scene from quantum of solace. They pretty close to going the fast and the furious route. In bad boys 5 they gon bring the aliens from Independence Day back and have Mike and Marcus go to space.

    Movie has 0 comedic value at all. ZERO. I counted 3 scenes where I heard laughter and that's because I think they were waiting to laugh. The bickering that Mike and Marcus do in 1 and 2 that made the franchise a classic is nonexistent here. They actually made the characters dumbed down buffoons that don't resemble the macho cops of the first two. Mike has no confidence and reminds me more of the will smith in the pursuit of happiness than Mike Lowry. Martin's character is Marcus after he swallowed the ecstasy in bad boys two, but for the entire movie. They gave all the confidence and dominance to the ancillary characters that have nothing to do with the core of the franchise.

    The real title of this movie should be DEI for life because there are too many characters that do nothing to push the story forward and waste screen time. Captain Howard's daughter and grand daughter, the young computer nerd and his girlfriend, Tiffany haddish and the strippers, and khaled and his goons all could be removed because they are just filler.

    Speaking of the strip club scene, I've been to a Miami strip club several times and that movie did a horrible job of capturing that vibe. Looked like a brothel with neon lights, which again speaks to these Belgium born directors. Hype Williams should have been given this movie before they outsourced it to Belgium.

    We know the comedy is non existent, but what about the action? Do we have anything similar to the highway scene where they throwing cars off a semi truck? Or the hummer destroying an entire Cuban favela? Or the airport hanger chase where they running down Fouchet?

    Man we don't have nothing but a poor attempt at recreating the ice cream truck scene from bad boys 1 with the barrels of ether on board. And they are only in the van for about 20 seconds. Mike Lowry drives a black Porsche in this one like in Bad Boys 1 and it's not involved in any chases or shootouts.

    Lastly, this movie made lame attempts at recreating scenes from the first two:

    The gas station scene in bad boys 1 "tropical fruit bubbleliscous and some skittles"

    The scene where the camera pans behind their back after a huge climax chase scene, even though this one don't have one

    Martins character bullying fletcher

    The scene with Mike and Max in the boxing gym where Mike is asking Max to look for "newly rich guys." This is the strip club scene with Tiffany haddish but much more forced and cringe.

    Extra: Martin goes into cardiac arrest after sipping some champagne Daniel Craig style in Casino Royale. This movie literally did nothing original.

    Martin has a new wife, so no Teresa Randall which is a shame because she is just as much a part of this franchise as Will and Martin but I'm hoping she's absent because she don't want to be a part of continuing to tarnish a classic. I'm hoping she knew 3 was horrible. And Will Smith marries some random chick whose character also was irrelevant. They should have just brought Gabriel Union back.

    If you are on the fence about watching this, do yourself a favor and just watch Bad Boys 1 or Bad Boys 2.

    Bad Boys 3 and 4 should never have been made. I would give this movie a negative score if I could. Please just stop running this franchise into the ground Hollywood. Hollywood had a great run, but everything you try to remake sucks. The writing, the plot, the casting and the acting.

    Reggie had the best scene in the whole movie if that tells you anything.