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Held Up Reviews

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December 10, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Thanks to an attractive cast and an air of amiability, much of it works.
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
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
There's enough nice timing and character surprises to make it click at least half of the time.
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
March 24, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
July 24, 2001
Read More | Original Score: 52/100
May 12, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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.
January 1, 2000
Scenes begin with an amusing premise and a few laughs, but quickly fizzle as the jokes become increasingly one-note.
January 1, 2000
This slow and talky sitcom may leave its paying customers feeling Held Up.
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.
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
January 1, 2000
In this disjointed comedy, Foxx is just a Murphy clone.
January 1, 2000
Held Up is a fish-out-of-water comedy that is all wet from the start.
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
January 1, 2000
By the end, even the irrepressible Mr. Foxx seems tired and defeated.
Read More | Original Score: 0.5/5
Top Critic
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.
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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