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Baywatch also known as “Baywatch: Alerte à Malibu,” “Baywatch: Los vigilantes de la playa,” “Baywatch: Marés Vivas,” “Gelbetojai,” “Pobrezni hlidka,” “Sloneczny patrol,” “Spasilačka služba,” “Čuvari plaže”

MPAA Rating: R-Rating (MPAA) for language throughout, crude sexual content, and graphic nudity.
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Primary Audience:
Adults
Genre:
Action Comedy Adaptation
Length:
2 hr. 59 min.
Year of Release:
2017
USA Release:
May 24, 2017 (wide—3,400+ theaters)
DVD: August 29, 2017
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NUDITY—Why are humans supposed to wear clothes? Answer

lascivious, vulgar, obscene talk and actions

LUST—What does the Bible say about it? Answer

body shaming

Are we living in a moral Stone Age? Answer

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smuggling of illegal drugs

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humility

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Featuring: Dwayne JohnsonMitch Buchannon, the overzealous leader of elite lifeguard team
Zac EfronMatt Brody, a disgraced former Olympian turned lifeguard
Priyanka Chopra … Victoria Leeds, owner of the Huntley Club
Alexandra Daddario … Summer Quinn
Kelly Rohrbach … CJ Parker
Ilfenesh Hadera … Stephanie Holden
Jon Bass … Ronnie Greenbaum
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II … Sgt. Ellerbee, a cool cop
Hannibal Buress … Dave the Tech
Rob Huebel … Captain Thorpe, Mitch's superior
David Hasselhoff … The Mentor
Pamela Anderson … Casey Jean Parker
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Director: Seth Gordon—“Identity Thief,” “Horrible Bosses,” “The Goldbergs” (TV Series)
Producer: Ali Bell
Michael Berk
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Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “BAYWATCH follows devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (Johnson) as he butts heads with a brash new recruit (Efron). Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay. The story centers on a by-the-book and very serious lifeguard (Johnson) who is forced to team up with a young rule-flouting hothead in order to save their beach from environmental destruction at the hands of an oil tycoon.”

Violence: Heavy / Profanity: Extreme / Sex/Nudity: Extreme

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Movie Critics
…little more than a vehicle for generic hard-R and gross-out gags…
Reed Tucker, The New York Post
…a lazy barrage of sad-trombone product-placement gags and red-band boobs-and-boners jokes… Dwayne Johnson can’t even save this sloppy, scattershot remake… [C]
Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly
…A stupidly entertaining trash folly, the kind that could only be made today: an obscenity-and-insult-laced, aggressively “competent” adaptation of a 25-year-old TV show. …
Owen Gleiberman, Variety
…there's no saving this meat-headed caper… brash and bombastic… two heinously long-winded penile gags ripped straight from the Farrelly brothers' textbook of gross-out comedy… [2/5]
Patrick Smith, The Telegraph [UK]
…a laughless disaster… a crushing disappointment… shockingly unfunny… the plot hangs by a thread…
Scott Mendelson, Forbes
…The mark “Baywatch” should be aiming for is “21 Jump Street.” Bad news: it’s ended up more like “21 Chump Street.” …
Nick De Semlyen, Empire
…alpha-male chest-off is not worth the Hasselhoff… a limp big-screen update of the 90s TV show that doesn’t have the wit or stamina to stay afloat… I felt like I was drowning in a sea of boredom… [1/5]
Steve Rose, The Guardian (UK)
…raunchy humor… The endless profusion of F-bombs seems to indicate that the screenwriters must have thought they would be paid per use… never comes remotely close to being funny… Boobs, butts and pecs …cynical cash grab…
Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter
…nearly two-hour full feature, in which the trailer jokes were no longer funny; a full feature with a storyline that an enterprising six-year-old might have thought was a little too rudimentary. …[1½]
Glenn Kenny, The New York Times
…Even The Rock can't hold this clichéd, crass comedy together… almost everything about these characters is clichéd… [2/5]
Jack Shepherd, Independent [UK]