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Bait Reviews

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Greg Muskewitz
eFilmCritic.com
January 15, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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
Marc Fortier
Reel.com
January 1, 2000
Fuqua's bumbling aside, Bait manages to somehow entertain, clinging to Foxx's everyman charisma.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
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
Top Critic
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 1, 2000
Despite its genre trappings, Bait is an entertaining and occasionally clever picture with a crackling peformance by Jamie Foxx.
Nina Garin
San Diego Union-Tribune
January 1, 2000
A fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat, Saturday night kind of film -- one that's even, at times ... impressive.
Sherri Winston
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
January 1, 2000
Action fans will find Bait, the latest power-packed, special-effects extravaganza starring Jamie Foxx, irresistible.
Mack Bates
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
January 1, 2000
Bait is one wild ride that goes down like iced tea on a hot, late-summer night.
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
January 1, 2000
Overall, this fun, aptly directly film would play great on TV, but on the big screen ... it's just a notch above average.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
George Meyer
Orlando Weekly
January 1, 2000
If nothing else, Bait reasserts Foxx's possibilities as an actor who can carry a movie on his own.
Top Critic
Charles Savage
Miami Herald
January 1, 2000
Stands out for refusing to settle for the narcissism of Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence movies, instead addressing human vulnerabilities.
George Thomas
Beacon Journal
January 1, 2000
Represents the showcase that Foxx needed for his many skills.
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
January 1, 2000
It's a genial and watchable film, enlivened by restless direction and a script that pokes around into some surprisingly sober themes.
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It's funny and clever, and it grows on you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

E! Online
January 1, 2000
The film capitalizes on Foxx's comedic strengths and is better off because of it.
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Generally, Bait does all right as an intelligent action-comedy.
Bob Thompson
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
It's action-packed, it's funny and it features lots of solid thespian emoting.
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
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
Top Critic
Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 3/4
Max Messier
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
A solid action movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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