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Based on 28 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The action is difficult to follow. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Has less substance and depth than its title. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    It may be a dismal comedy thriller, but Antoine Fuqua's Bait has one piece of bait that's definitely appealing: Jamie Foxx. show more

  • 40
    Larry Terenzi Mr. Showbiz

    Even Foxx's lively comedy is lost in the noise. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It's over the top, an exercise in action comedy that cuts loose from logic and enjoys itself. show more

  • 75
    Charles Savage Miami Herald

    A competent but not extraordinary action-comedy. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    It's another slick-and-quick muscle car of a movie, racing along for a couple of hours, taking you nowhere as fast as it can. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The comically tinged action is as lively as it is brainless, and it revels in violence a bit less eagerly than many thrillers of its ilk. show more

  • 50
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Examiner

    Too much of nothing and far from the potentially star-making material that Foxx deserves. show more

  • 50
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    Bait ends up seeming pretty wormy. show more

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