Held Up Reviews

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August 7, 2008
March 24, 2003
July 24, 2001
May 12, 2000
January 1, 2000
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January 1, 2000
Which is scarier: Foxx, abandoned in a hick town, caught up in a botched robbery attempt; or you, trapped inside a theater, forced into watching this god-awful movie?
January 1, 2000
I'd rather be held up than have to sit through this again.
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.
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
In this disjointed comedy, Foxx is just a Murphy clone.
January 1, 2000
Held Up is a real dud, with few laughs, no characterization, little story, a cluster of stereotypes and clichs and just plain nothing for Foxx to do.
January 1, 2000
Held Up is a fish-out-of-water comedy that is all wet from the start.
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 takes some doing to make performers as magnetic and energetic as Foxx and Long uninteresting to watch, and that's exactly what Rash and Eastin have managed to accomplish here.
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.
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
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
It's a movie so foul even the folks at the NAACP Image Awards would have to look the other way.
January 1, 2000
By the end, even the irrepressible Mr. Foxx seems tired and defeated.
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