• Bait (2000)


Release Date: September 15th, 2000

DVD Release Date: January 23rd, 2001

R |1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary

Landing in jail for a petty theft crime, Alvin finds himself sharing a cell with John Jaster, the incarcerated half of the pair of high-tech thieves responsible for the missing gold. His partner, Bristol, is still at large. Alvin wants only to get out of prison and start fresh with his girlfriend, Lisa, and when the Feds, led by U.S. Treasury investigator Clenteen, set him loose on a sketchy deal, he thinks his luck has changed. Alvin has his freedom and the Feds have found their bait.

Cast: Jamie Foxx, David Morse, Doug Hutchison, Robert Pastorelli, Kimberly Elise, David Paymer, Mike Epps, Jamie Kennedy

Director: Antoine Fuqua

Genres: Action

Production Co: Bait Films, Castle Rock Entertainment, Village Roadshow Prod.

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Mystery, Prison, 2000s, Gritty, Tense, Escape, Rivalry, New York City, Investigation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Larry TerenziMr. Showbiz

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

  • 75
    Charles SavageMiami Herald

    A competent but not extraordinary action-comedy.

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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