Bait Reviews

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March 10, 2003
March 19, 2002
January 1, 2000
Numbingly incoherent.
January 1, 2000
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
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
This film wastes a lot of good actors.
January 1, 2000
Fuqua draws from so many disparate genres to energize the film that fusion gives way to confusion.
January 1, 2000
Thanks to Antoine Fuqua's ... feverish and self-indulgent MTV-inspired direction, with its desperate overreliance on close-ups, you just can't tell what's going on.
January 1, 2000
Ultimately, it's Foxx's insistence on filling any dead air with wisecracks that spoils Bait.
January 1, 2000
It piles one ludicrous plot twist atop another and bothers not a whit with logic.
January 1, 2000
Blending comedy and action is a formula that works when both elements are strong, as in, say, Beverly Hills Cop or 48 Hours. In Bait, this isn't the case.
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
If the movies that make 'best lists' are filet mignon, the culinary comparison here probably is bait.
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.
January 1, 2000
Director Antoine Fuqua ... serves up every cliche in the book.
January 1, 2000
Instead of a tiger in its tank, this vehicle for Foxx has a lot of formula.
January 1, 2000
It's just respectable trash, and a dress rehearsal for better things ahead.
January 1, 2000
It's funny and clever, and it grows on you.
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