Anthony Hopkins, Chris Rock and Peter Stormare
Director: Joel Schumacher
Running Time: 116 mins
to buy on DVD 28th April
When Kevin Pope
is killed saving the life of Oakes (Hopkins) during a mission for the CIA,
the company has to turn to Pope's twin brother Jake Hayes (Rock) to finish
the assignment. The problem is that they only have nine days to turn a New
Jersey street hustler into an undercover agent or the mission will fail
and terrorists will get hold of the ultimate weapon, a portable nuclear
After going back
to smaller, more character driven movie producer Jerry Bruckheimer has given
Joel Schumacher another chance at a big budget after the disaster that was
Batman & Robin. The problem is that Bruckheimer has gagged and bound the
director's creativity to produce another mundane action flick.
are starting to amalgamate into each other. They all have the same music,
fast cuts, helicopter flyovers and big name stars that are just working
for the huge pay cheque. The problem is that there is nothing new or exciting
about the film to make it standout.
Chris Rock is not
a good enough actor or comedian to be a lead actor. Even when you pair him
with a veteran like Anthony Hopkins, he can't grab your attention enough
to make you interested in his character's situation. Hopkins himself is
on acting autopilot and just seems to do these types of movie for the money.
His performance seems very unenthusiastic and makes you feel that if he
can't be bothered then neither should you.
Yes there are some
decent action sequences but the combination of a possible terrorist attack
on New York and lacklustre performances from the two leads, means the movie
completely misses the mark and gives the viewer nothing new.
'In Bad Company:
An Inside Look' featurette, Interactive menu & Scene access