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: May 12, 2000
DVD 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.

Michael Atkinson
Mr. Showbiz

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

E! Online

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?

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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.

Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

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.

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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.

Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review

I'd rather be held up than have to sit through this again.

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