Bad Company (Movie - 2002) Chris Rock plays mouthy black foil to the phlegmatic whiteness of Anthony Hopkins as a crusty old CIA agent, and Rock almost — almost —… Bad Company (Movie - 2002) Chris Rock plays mouthy black foil to the phlegmatic whiteness of Anthony Hopkins as a crusty old CIA agent, and Rock almost — almost —… 2002-06-07 PG-13 PT117M Action/Adventure Comedy Mystery and Thriller Anthony Hopkins Chris Rock Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon Adoni Maropis Kerry Washington Jerry Bruckheimer Touchstone Pictures
Movie Review

Bad Company (2002)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Jun 07, 2002; Rated: PG-13; Length: 117 Minutes; Genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Mystery and Thriller; With: Anthony Hopkins and Chris Rock; Distributor: Touchstone Pictures

Chris Rock plays mouthy black foil to the phlegmatic whiteness of Anthony Hopkins as a crusty old CIA agent, and Rock almost — almost — saves Bad Company, an ungainly, schizophrenic, odd-couple comedy-thriller, from entropy. At any rate, director Joel Schumacher and producer Jerry Bruckheimer (speaking of odd couples) owe the gifted comedian big time for remaining shrewd even when undermined by the story's inherent stupidity: Rock helps save the world, literally, from suitcase-bomb nuclear terrorism far too anxiety-provoking in the first place for comedy these days.

Originally posted Jun 21, 2002 Published in issue #659 Order article reprints
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