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Bad Company (2002)



Critic Consensus: Chris Rock and Anthony Hopkins fail to generate the sparks necessary to save the movie from a generic and utterly predictable script.

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Gaylord Oakes, a veteran CIA agent must transform sarcastic, street-wise punk Jake Hayes into a sophisticated and savvy spy to replace his murdered identical twin brother. He only has nine days to accomplish this "mission improbable" before having to negotiate a sensitive nuclear weapons deal.

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Anthony Hopkins
as Oakes, Gaylord Oaks
Chris Rock
as Jake Hayes, Jake Hayes/Kevin Pope
Matthew Marsh
as Dragan Adjanic
Peter Stormare
as Adrik Vas
Brooke Smith
as Swanson
John Slattery
as Roland Yates
Wills Robbins
as Officer McCain
Dragan Micanovic
as Michelle `The Hammer' Petrov
Adoni Maropis
as Jarma, Jarma, Dragan's Henchman No.1
Majed Ibrahim
as Dragan's Henchman No.2
Peter Macdissi
as Dragan's Henchman No.3
Fuman Dar
as Dragan's Henchman No.4
Irma P. Hall
as Mrs. Banks
Petr Jakl
as Darius
Dan Ziske
as Officer Dempsey
John Aylward
as Officer Ferren
John Fink
as Officer Fink
Joseph Edward
as Club Owner
Deborah Rush
as Mr. Patterson
Jan Nemejovský
as Hotel Manager
Winter B. Uhlarik
as Hotel Manicurist No.1
Elin Spidlova
as Hotel Manicurist No.2
Magdalena Souskova
as Manicurist No.3
Peter Davies
as Doorman Tim
Mikulas Kren
as Hotel Clerk
Eddie Yansick
as Bad Eddie
Philip Buch
as Businessman
Steven Fisher
as CIA Officer
Milos Kulhavy
as Intruder No.1
Petr Vlasak
as Thug No.1
Viktor Cervenka
as Thug No.2
Dusan Hyska
as Thug No.3
P.I. Noccio
as Military Interpreter
Minna Pyyhkala
as Concierge
Kurt Bryant
as Hotel Intruder No.1
Pavel Kratky
as Hotel Intruder No.3
Frantisek Deak
as Hotel Intruder No.4
Muslim Tagirov
as Hotel Intruder No.5
Brad Harper
as NYTA Officer
Jeff Mantel
as General
Bill Massof
as SWAT Team Leader
Christopher Best
as Henchman No.1
Matthew Zolan
as Henchman No.2
Dale Wyatt
as Tourist No.1
Claire Britton
as Tourist No.2
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Critic Reviews for Bad Company

All Critics (135) | Top Critics (42)

Nuclear-bomb-in-NYC plot leaves sour aftertaste.

September 23, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Director Joel Schumacher does a fair job of managing the chaos, but after a while you get tired of being dragged from setup to setup.

February 5, 2010 | Full Review…

If you've seen the trailer, you've seen almost everything good in Bad Company.

July 20, 2002 | Rating: 2/4

Really struggles to get much mileage out of the material.

July 2, 2002 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The film is really not so much bad as bland.

June 16, 2002 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

Rock doesn't really act with the other performers; he stands next to them and buzzes in his own orbit.

June 16, 2002

Audience Reviews for Bad Company


A full on Hollywood production that's nigh seamless in execution but with one flaw, and its how its central draw, Chris Rock, is handled. Playing Rock as a clown full time sinks the feature, very nearly an update of the old Bob Hope ("My Favorite Brunette") comedies though times have changed and Rock is not Hope. Anthony Hopkins does well playing more of an everyday working man, holding up his end of the equation with aplomb. Rock, though, deserves another chance to headline.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

I know I have seen this movie a number of times just can't believe I haven't reviewed it. This is a enjoyable action movie with of course the great comedy in it. Hopkins and Chris Rock were excellent together. Without a doubt a sequel or two could have been made. Great chase scenes. Why did they ever stop making movies like this. Chris Rock and the Effie Murphy crime comedies were over the top and they just disappeared. This one is worth 4 stars on the first day of Spring 3-20-13

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer


Not a great one, but it has its moments.

Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

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