Montreal Film Journal

THE DIRECTORS SERIES (31)


1995
Bad Boys 55
[ Right from the pre-titles opening minutes of his debut, Michael Bay established his style: golden skies, quick cuts, loud sound effects, fetishized violence... Tony Scott flirted with those before, but Bay's taken it to the balls-to-the-wall extreme. For most critics, this makes him the Antichrist. Myself, I have a soft spot for this flashy noisy nonsense. Even the ever obnoxious Martin Lawrence can't take away from the visceral impact of "Bad Boys". Fast cars, hot women, shit blowing up, Will Smith running with his shirt open and his gun out... Sure, half an hour later you've already forgotten most of it but when it's on, it's ON! ]


1996
The Rock 62
[ review ]


1998
Armageddon 65
[ review ]


2001
Pearl Harbor 68
[ review ]


2003
Bad Boys II 75
[ review ]


2005
The Island 66
[ review ]


2007
Transformers 58
[ review ]


2009
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 37
[ review ]