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Bait Reviews

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½ July 22, 2016
Screenplay taken from the screenplay generator. Yawn.
October 20, 2015
PLEASINGLY AMUSING BECAUSE ITS ANYTHING BUT A SLEEPER AND KEEPS YOU VERY MUCH INTERSETED IN WHAT TRANSPIRES.
September 8, 2015
9/8/2015: Meh. Not that great in any way. Pretty disappointing.
½ August 14, 2015
Bait may not be anything unseen before, but it is wonderfully shot, quite thrilling and often funny. Even the villain is a breath of fresh air. If you like Foxx and can forgive his few stumbles in this role, you should enjoy Bait.
½ June 15, 2015
An action adventure movie, with very little action or adventure. Don't waist your time watching it.
Robbanflix
Super Reviewer
January 1, 2015
A crime action flick with a bit of thriller and it feels like a "Enemy of the state" clone almost just only far away in quality level. Jamie Foxx plays an ex-con used by the police as a bait to catch a criminal expert. But he doesn't know he is being used.. This was not one of Jamie's best performances and his character doesn't feel right for the most time with bad lines supposingly to be funny. Its a few more familar actors and overall this movie stays on average level. Worth seeing once but not more.
October 28, 2014
I like Jamie Foxx in this film, but the film is a little too average and forgettable.
September 23, 2014
WOW.....WOW....WOW.....WOW.....SO SO SO SO SO SO BAD MAN THIS MOVIE IS SO SO SO SO SO DREADFUL, IT IS SO BAD, WARNING THIS MOVIE CONTAINS STROBE LIGHTNING EFFECTS THROUGHOUT SOME SCENES THROUGHOUT THIS MOVIE......MAN THE ONLY GREAT THING ABOUT THIS MOVIE IS THE CAR CHASES, MAN THIS IS SO SO AWFUL, MAN THIS IS SO BAD, IT SUCH IT IS THAT BAD, ITS GOT GOOD GUN SHOOT OUTS THROUGHOUT THIS MOVIE, ITS GOT A GOOD SOUNDTRACK THROUGHOUT THIS MOVIE BUT MAN THIS IS SO SO SO AWFUL JUST AVOID THIS MOVIE AT ALL COSTS IT IS NOT RECCOMMENDED 2 WATCH IT IS SO SO SO BAD, JUST DO NOT WATCH THIS MOVIE IT IS THAT GOOD......ITS GOT A GOOD SOUNDTRACK THROUGHOUT THIS MOVIE.....WARNING THIS MOVIE CONTAINS STROBE LIGHTNING EFFECTS THROUGHOUT THIS MOVIE...ITS NOT THAT GOOD OF A MOVIE 2 WATCH,



Bait received mostly negative reviews from critics. It currently holds a 26% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 82 reviews. One of the few good reviews came from Roger Ebert who gave it 3 out of 4 saying "it's over the top, an exercise in action comedy that cuts loose from logic and enjoys itself




The film opened at #2 at the North American box office making $5,485,591 USD in its opening weekend, behind The Watcher. Bait ultimately failed to bring back its $51 million budget, as it grossed only $15 million worldwide.




ITS GOT A GOOD SOUNDTRACK THROUGHOUT THIS MOVIE....BUT IT IS NO A GOOD MOVIE 2 WATCH......
½ August 14, 2014
Jaime Foxx is lively and funny enough to keep this stale comedy-thriller watchable.
½ July 23, 2014
Jamie Foxx outdid himself on this one. Great movie with a terrific plot!
½ April 11, 2014
Nous vivons dans une epoque ou les decideurs pensent encore que Jamie Foxx a du talent. Ils devraient regarder cette lamentable comedie policiere d'Antoine Fuqua (lui aussi a une carriere pour une raison encore inconnue) dans laquelle Jamie Foxx fait du sous-Will Smith dans Ennemi d'Etat (deja que le film original n'est pas bien...). Les dialogues sont ahurissants de betise, les scenes d'action generiques, les seconds roles inexistants (coucou Mike Epps) et la musique tonitruante. Le pire dans tout ca, c'est que cela dure deux longues heures et que le film depasse le quart d'heure de bienvenue au bout... d'un quart d'heure. Aussi mediocre qu'insignifiant.
½ February 22, 2014
Pacy thriller with a criminal mastermind that has an edge to him, although lots of the sequences are obviously contrived to please the audience this genre aims at.
½ November 12, 2013
I think I saw this and I don't remember it at all. That's how good it must have been...
August 5, 2013
Wow, some of these so called critics couldn't even spell Fuqua's name right. As for me I love this movie & I'm a big fan of Fuqua's movies.
½ July 23, 2013
Antoine Fuqua firmly establishes the moviemaking formula he's gone back to over and over again ever since in the movie Bait. Muddled with every cliche in existence (including some he made himself) and completely predictable storytelling, it provides the standard amount of entertainment you'd expect from a by-the-book action/thriller. Jamie Foxx and Doug Hutchison's performances are the only things that really set this film apart from the rest of the mindless action films that mirror Bait. Bottom line, Bait is an entertaining film that most will enjoy, but it was just to mindless for my tastes.
½ July 3, 2013
Bait is at times bearable but the film often feels too cliche or by the numbers in the way it plays out. Foxx is decent here but the film often feels uneven in tone as it jumps from comedy to drama quite abruptly. Not terrible by any means but also a straight up weird film to describe.
½ June 19, 2013
Bait is a disappointing film. It is about an ex-con who is used by police to lure a criminal out of hiding. Jamie Foxx and David Morse give horrible performances. The script is badly written. Antoine Fuqua did a terrible job directing this movie. I was not impressed with this motion picture.
½ May 30, 2013
pretty funny, but it could've been better.
March 12, 2013
Exactly what a movie about a 12 foot killer shark in a grocery store should be like.
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