The film follows a young man who drifts into petty crime, is arrested, imprisoned, reformed and released. True stories of other inmates are interwoven into his experience to create a startling document of crime and punishment.
This film is not currently playing on MUBI but 30 other great films are. See what's now showing
3,5 About hoodlums but lacking the required pugnacious tone circling the dark charisma of the ‘lost forever’. It’s the attentive equanimity & supportive engagement w/ its theme that wins one over in Bad Boys. Hani has seen a lot & isn't easily disgusted by anything human, but his talent as keen humane semiologist is not based on shock value. Our docs & educators could learn from his courteous, in-depth participation.
One of the best examples of how powerful cinema can be when the line between 'reality' and 'fiction' is obscured. If 'Bad Boys' was a long car journey, fiction is the vehicle and reality is the scenery.