Bait (2000)

In this action comedy, a crook trying to go straight finds himself lured back to crime by the police, without his even knowing it. When master criminals Jasper (Robert Pastorelli) and Bristol (Doug Hutchison) pull a heist that nets $40… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 23, 2001
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Critic Score: 26% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Even though Jamie Foxx shines in Bait, the movie suffers from music video roots and a formulaic script that strains credibility.

Paul Tatara

Director Antoine Fuqua ... serves up every cliche in the book.

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Jay Carr
Boston Globe

Instead of a tiger in its tank, this vehicle for Foxx has a lot of formula.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a really good 80-minute action movie trapped inside an overblown two-hour suckfest.

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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Despite its genre trappings, Bait is an entertaining and occasionally clever picture with a crackling peformance by Jamie Foxx.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It's funny and clever, and it grows on you.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

includes all the key ingredients for what Hollywood passes off as an "urban comedy." ... The finale of "Bait" finds a screaming infant and his drugged mother strapped to a bomb -- funny stuff, huh?

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

This film wastes a lot of good actors.

Cole Smithey

Well paced, but weak on story, character, and variety, "Bait" is an underwhelming effort from director Anton Fuqua.

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Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

To sum it up in critic-speak, Bait doesn't stink, but it's not very appetizing.

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
Jani H
"Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy"... That's how Flixster would categorize "Bait". Well, this film fits none of… More
Leo L
Crazy funny!