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Bait Reviews

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January 1, 2000
This film wastes a lot of good actors.
January 1, 2000
Director Antoine Fuqua ... serves up every cliche in the book.
January 1, 2000
Bait has a real vicious streak that even all of Foxx's charm and one-liners can't overcome.
January 1, 2000
A solid action movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Bait is a relentless assault on the senses, heart-pounding and manifest.
| Original Score: 8/10
January 1, 2000
The hackneyed script is filled with formulaic contrivances that continually strain credibility.
January 1, 2000
Folks will soon forget Bait, but Foxx should have a rewarding career ahead of him in better films.
January 1, 2000
Two things pretty much save the movie. The last 40 minutes are well-plotted and paced. And Foxx is enormously likable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
At close to two hours, Bait is too much of nothing and far from the potentially star-making material that Foxx deserves.
January 1, 2000
Dripping with visual flair overkill.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
Fuqua's bumbling aside, Bait manages to somehow entertain, clinging to Foxx's everyman charisma.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
The film is okay, provides enough laughs, action and drama to satisfy your average movie-goer looking for a good time out.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
January 1, 2000
Ultimately this Bait is, as its title gives away, just another decoy that'll take you away from more substantial fare in other waters.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
January 1, 2000
Unfortunately, Fuqua is more interested in pursuing eye candy than in directing his cast.
January 1, 2000
Despite its genre trappings, Bait is an entertaining and occasionally clever picture with a crackling peformance by Jamie Foxx.
January 1, 2000
A clever premise that's hampered by insufficient direction and an incoherent screenplay.
January 1, 2000
If you want a conflicted movie that doesn't know what it is -- or just wish to kill a few hours -- this is for you. Otherwise, keep fishing and cut Bait.
January 1, 2000
Fuqua draws from so many disparate genres to energize the film that fusion gives way to confusion.
January 1, 2000
The movie's so convoluted and half-assed it's tempting to dismiss it as unfinished.
January 1, 2000
A fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat, Saturday night kind of film -- one that's even, at times ... impressive.
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