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Held Up Reviews

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Greg Muskewitz
December 10, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
George Meyer
Orlando Weekly
January 1, 2000
Thanks to an attractive cast and an air of amiability, much of it works.
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Even if it isn't much of a comedy, at least it's a good-spirited one. The cast gives it their all, but the material is hopeless.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Scott A. Mantz
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January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Michael Atkinson
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
There's enough nice timing and character surprises to make it click at least half of the time.
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Bryan Poyser
Austin Chronicle
March 24, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide
July 24, 2001
| Original Score: 52/100
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Entertainment Weekly
May 12, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
January 1, 2000
Everybody's timing seems off the beat, as if they're trying to get a handle on the script, which has more tone than jokes.
Leah Beth Reisman
January 1, 2000
Scenes begin with an amusing premise and a few laughs, but quickly fizzle as the jokes become increasingly one-note.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 1, 2000
This slow and talky sitcom may leave its paying customers feeling Held Up.
Jim Judy
Screen It!
January 1, 2000
Eastin's plot never strays from the predictable nor creates the proper comedic tension and urgency needed for the story to work.
Paula Nechak
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
January 1, 2000
Held Up is a real dud, with few laughs, no characterization, little story, a cluster of stereotypes and clichés and just plain nothing for Foxx to do.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Dennis Hunt
San Diego Union-Tribune
January 1, 2000
In this disjointed comedy, Foxx is just a Murphy clone.
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Loren King
Boston Globe
January 1, 2000
Held Up is a fish-out-of-water comedy that is all wet from the start.
Steve Simels
TV Guide
January 1, 2000
There's an obligatory feel-good ending that's totally unbelievable, and the raunchy first act banter between Foxx and his girlfriend is disconcertingly at odds with the Preston Sturges-style stuff that follows.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
January 1, 2000
By the end, even the irrepressible Mr. Foxx seems tired and defeated.
| Original Score: 0.5/5
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Ted Fry
January 1, 2000
Maybe a few years from now Held Up won't look like the misstep for Jamie Foxx that it appears to be today. But it probably will.
Eric D. Snider
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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