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Bait Reviews

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January 1, 2000
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
[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
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+
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-
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
Dripping with visual flair overkill.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
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.
Read More | Original Score: 7/10
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
If the movies that make 'best lists' are filet mignon, the culinary comparison here probably is bait.
January 1, 2000
This film wastes a lot of good actors.
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: C
January 1, 2000
It's just respectable trash, and a dress rehearsal for better things ahead.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
The movie's so convoluted and half-assed it's tempting to dismiss it as unfinished.
January 1, 2000
It piles one ludicrous plot twist atop another and bothers not a whit with logic.
August 1, 2003
...a really good 80-minute action movie trapped inside an overblown two-hour suckfest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
A clever premise that's hampered by insufficient direction and an incoherent screenplay.
January 1, 2000
This film is all flash and little or no substance.
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2.5/4
February 8, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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