Held Up
Held Up (2000)

In this fish-out-of-water comedy, Jamie Foxx plays a man named Michael Dawson, though he's confused for both Puff Daddy and Mike Tyson by the citizenry of the podunk southwest town that serves as the setting for Held Up. Road-tripping… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: August 29, 2000
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Critic Score: 17% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Lackluster performances and fluff humor can't keep this wreck from sinking.

A.O. Scott
New York Times

By the end, even the irrepressible Mr. Foxx seems tired and defeated.

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Michael Atkinson
Mr. Showbiz

There's enough nice timing and character surprises to make it click at least half of the time.

Leah Beth Reisman

Scenes begin with an amusing premise and a few laughs, but quickly fizzle as the jokes become increasingly one-note.

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Loren King
Boston Globe

Held Up is a fish-out-of-water comedy that is all wet from the start.

Gene Seymour

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.

Jim Judy
Screen It!

Eastin's plot never strays from the predictable nor creates the proper comedic tension and urgency needed for the story to work.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

This slow and talky sitcom may leave its paying customers feeling Held Up.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

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.

Paula Nechak
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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.

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