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Held Up Reviews

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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
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 1, 2000
It's hard not to wonder if Foxx owed somebody a favor when he signed on to make a movie this amateurish.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
By the end, even the irrepressible Mr. Foxx seems tired and defeated.
Read More | Original Score: 0.5/5
January 1, 2000
There are points in the movie where you think you're ready to laugh, but, like the movie as a whole, they don't amount to much.
January 1, 2000
It's a movie so foul even the folks at the NAACP Image Awards would have to look the other way.
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.
March 24, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
July 24, 2001
Read More | Original Score: 52/100
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
January 1, 2000
I'd rather be held up than have to sit through this again.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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
It might be Foxx who's the hostage in Held Up, but by the time the static, feeble movie crawls to a close it's the audience that will feel trapped.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
January 1, 2000
While an attempt to satirize the conventions of the hostage drama may have seemed an interesting notion, Held Up falls down on almost every count.
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
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
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