• Bait
    3 minutes 36 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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Bait Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Fuqua has enveloped the luckless Jamie Foxx ... in a stylishly inept mess of a movie; a film as badly flawed in concept as it is incoherent in execution.

January 1, 2000
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

[Fuqua's] pacing is slack, so there's no suspense, and he can't get the story in gear because he gives important details and minor ones exactly the same weight.

January 1, 2000
Eric D. Snider

Foxx is a talented performer, and he has a charm about him. But this mix of comedy and action doesn't blend well, and he can't pull it off.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: C+

January 1, 2000
Cole Smithey

Well paced, but weak on story, character, and variety, "Bait" is an underwhelming effort from director Anton Fuqua.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: C-

May 18, 2009
Bob Bloom

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 1/4

January 1, 2000
Rob Blackwelder

Dripping with visual flair overkill.

Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 1, 2000
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

With his patter kept in low gear and his dramatic scenes played with flat sincerity, [Foxx is] simply not compelling enough to center the film.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: 7/10

January 1, 2000
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...typifies the kind of action comedies Hollywood seems to produce by the dozens every year.

| Original Score: 4/10

April 6, 2001
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Numbingly incoherent.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 0.5/5

January 1, 2000
Mike Clark
USA Today
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If the movies that make 'best lists' are filet mignon, the culinary comparison here probably is bait.

January 1, 2000
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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This film wastes a lot of good actors.

January 1, 2000
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Full Review Source: Denver Rocky Mountain News | Original Score: C

January 1, 2000
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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It's just respectable trash, and a dress rehearsal for better things ahead.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 2/5

January 1, 2000
Robert Wilonsky
New Times

The movie's so convoluted and half-assed it's tempting to dismiss it as unfinished.

January 1, 2000
Christopher Kelly
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/

It piles one ludicrous plot twist atop another and bothers not a whit with logic.

January 1, 2000
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a really good 80-minute action movie trapped inside an overblown two-hour suckfest.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

August 1, 2003
Sean O'Connell

A clever premise that's hampered by insufficient direction and an incoherent screenplay.

Full Review Source: Citysearch

January 1, 2000
Jim Judy
Screen It!

This film is all flash and little or no substance.

Full Review Source: Screen It!

January 1, 2000
Jim Shelby
Palo Alto Weekly

| Original Score: 2.5/4

May 20, 2003
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online

Full Review Source: Film Quips Online | Original Score: 1.5/5

February 8, 2003
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Susan Granger
January 1, 2000
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
Shlomo Schwartzberg
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Dennis Harvey
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June 6, 2008
Erik Lundegaard
Seattle Times
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October 28, 2011

Ebert & Roeper
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January 1, 2000
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