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Bait Reviews

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May 18, 2009
Well paced, but weak on story, character, and variety, "Bait" is an underwhelming effort from director Anton Fuqua.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
August 1, 2003
...a really good 80-minute action movie trapped inside an overblown two-hour suckfest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 10, 2002
includes all the key ingredients for what Hollywood passes off as an "urban comedy." ... The finale of "Bait" finds a screaming infant and his drugged mother strapped to a bomb -- funny stuff, huh?
September 20, 2001
To sum it up in critic-speak, Bait doesn't stink, but it's not very appetizing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 6, 2001
...typifies the kind of action comedies Hollywood seems to produce by the dozens every year.
Read More | Original Score: 4/10
January 1, 2000
Numbingly incoherent.
Read More | Original Score: 0.5/5
January 1, 2000
Bait makes a fatal mistake, one this kind of movie should never make unless it actually is The Matrix or Terminator 2: Judgment Day: It's long.
January 1, 2000
It's funny and clever, and it grows on you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
He's hilarious, but through the jokes, you get the sense Foxx knows he deserves better.
January 1, 2000
Director Antoine Fuqua ... is left buried just as surely as those very unlikely gold bars.
January 1, 2000
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 | Original Score: C+
January 1, 2000
The film capitalizes on Foxx's comedic strengths and is better off because of it.
January 1, 2000
Watching [the events] unfold is like being at the mercy of a compulsive channel surfer who can't stop flipping between a bad UPN cop show and a stock WB sitcom.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
January 1, 2000
Generally, Bait does all right as an intelligent action-comedy.
January 1, 2000
It's action-packed, it's funny and it features lots of solid thespian emoting.
January 1, 2000
This film is all flash and little or no substance.
January 1, 2000
The formula is certainly typical for an urban action flick, but Foxx freshens it with his humorous, ultimately ingratiating portrayal.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
January 1, 2000
Given that they left out some scenes it was a bait and switch.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 1, 2000
Bait probably would have been better with a little less plotting and more leisure time for Foxx and his friends to really develop memorable moments.
January 1, 2000
If the movies that make 'best lists' are filet mignon, the culinary comparison here probably is bait.
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