The Bad Guys

Published May 7, 2022

The Bad Guys

Film info

  • Title The Bad Guys
  • Director Pierre Perifel
  • Year 2022
  • Run time 1hr 40m
  • Genres Action, Crime, Animation, Comedy, Family
  • Tagline Good is no fun at all

Never have there been five friends as infamous as The Bad Guys - dashing pickpocket Mr. Wolf, seen-it-all safecracker Mr. Snake, chill master-of-disguise Mr. Shark, short-fused muscle Mr. Piranha, and sharptongued expert hacker Ms. Tarantula, aka Webs. But when, after years of countless heists and being the world's most-wanted villains, the gang is finally caught, Mr. Wolf brokers a deal (that he has no intention of keeping) to save them all from prison: The Bad Guys will go good.

Live blog

Time Comment
0:29 OMG, the funky music is over the Universal logo. No boom boom!
4:01 “Imagine Houdini but with no arms.”
9:02 “Yea, we may be bad, but we’re so good at it.
12:38 Did she just say Goodest Citizen?
15:06 Richard Ayoade as a guinea pig, obvs.
23:57 “The pig is on the move.”
32:37 Rupert Marmalade III. Adorable.
38:55 Tsunami of guinea pigs!
50:56 I mean, look, I know it’s a cartoon, but I’m calling shenanigans on a snake playing the bass.
1:00:36 “It felt, you know… uh, good.” I love the way he said that.
1:03:58 Loving the ninja fox.
1:09:10 Lipstick blow torch actually made me jump.
1:16:12 One of those unnecessarily slow ways to kill someone off.
1:18:08 “Ooh, she just keeps getting cooler.”


I’ve heard good things about this movie and after an exhausting day it was exactly the right vibe to watch - although it didn’t quite live up to the high expectations. It really took a while to get going, even with the understanding that you have to spend some time introducing characters and whatnot. It did gradually get better though, and I love a good heist movie so those elements of it were fun. But I guess it just wasn’t quite as good as some other animations we’ve seen so I could take it or leave it.

Rating: 2 / 5

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