Held Up (2000)
Critic Consensus: Lackluster performances and fluff humor can't keep this wreck from sinking.
Jamie Foxx stars in this comedy of errors as an African-American man traveling through a nearly all-white community in the Southwest. He stops at a convenience store just as a robbery is taking place and finds himself in the middle of a hostage situation, complicated by the police's assumption that he must be in on the crime. The supporting cast includes Nia Long, Jake Busey, Julie Hagerty, and Barry Corbin; the film was produced and originally publicized under the title Inconvenienced.
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Critic Reviews for Held Up
There's enough nice timing and character surprises to make it click at least half of the time.
Everybody's timing seems off the beat, as if they're trying to get a handle on the script, which has more tone than jokes.
This slow and talky sitcom may leave its paying customers feeling Held Up.
Held Up is a fish-out-of-water comedy that is all wet from the start.
By the end, even the irrepressible Mr. Foxx seems tired and defeated.
Maybe a few years from now Held Up won't look like the misstep for Jamie Foxx that it appears to be today. But it probably will.
Audience Reviews for Held Up
This movie was okay. It made me laugh out loud more than once. It was however VERY slow moving in parts. I fell asleep watching it on Friday night, but it was decent enough that on Saturday morning I found where I dozed off and continued watching it.
A good point is that the movie manages to be moderately funny without being crude or overly sexual... That's hard to find these days. The biggest negative is that virtually the entire plot occurs in one spot, and you get very little change of scenery throughout the entire movie.
If you're looking for continuous laughs, this may not be the movie for you. But if you can endure the slow parts, the humor will sporadically appear.
Watch it on comedy central when you're drunk one afternoon...it's about the only time and situation to watch it
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