The Bad Guys
When Mr. Wolf and his gang of thieves get caught trying to steal a valuable award, everyone expects they’ll be spending a lot of time in jail. But the quick-thinking Mr. Wolf convinces authorities to give him and his gang another chance, promising that they can be reformed with proper training.
The thing is, Mr. Wolf really does want to reform. He’s gotten a taste of being appreciated for doing the right thing, and finds it much more rewarding than a life of crime. But his gang thinks the whole “let’s get reformed” thing is just a ploy to stay out of jail so they can plan yet another heist.
How can Mr. Wolf leave his life of crime if it means losing his friends as well?
Based on the book series, The Bad Guys explores the role of peer pressure and the meaning of friendship through an action-packed comedic adventure. Though its thematic conflicts are perhaps resolved a little too conveniently, this allows for an optimistic upbeat ending. The film is family-friendly, but does include some crude humor and mild animated violence.
Runtime: 1 hour, 40 minutes
USCCB rating: A-II
88% on Rotten Tomatoes
IMDb Parents Guide