Leo Brady reviews “Bad Boys For Life” on AMovieGuy.com

There is one thing missing from Bad Boys for Life and it’s the direct reason why I had a great time with the third installment of this action series. It does not have Michael Bay behind the camera, and although the Transformers director certainly has created his own style of filmmaking, it has been a style that I loath. It’s as if his fast moving camera tricks and incoherent action sequences were holding something back and now the baton has been passed to directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, who bring an energetic clarity to the series. When you have two superstars in Will Smith and Martin Lawrence it’s a good start, but what BBFL does a solid job of is straddling the line of an old-school cop-buddy flick, while understanding that these stars are not getting any younger. The Miami detective duo of Michael “Mike” Lowrey (Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Lawrence) have just enough in the tank for one more ride, with grandkids being born, retirement on the horizon, and a ruthless cartel leader on the hunt for revenge. Bad Boys for Life proves that the third time around is definitely the charm.

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