Warner Bros. Pictures | Release Date: September 15, 2000 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
39
METASCORE
Generally unfavorable reviews based on 28 Critics
Positive:
4
Mixed:
16
Negative:
8
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75
A competent but not extraordinary action-comedy.
67
A genial and watchable film.
63
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.
50
Bait ends up seeming pretty wormy.
50
It more or less makes sense and it's not dull -- more than can be said for many similar attempts.
50
Has less substance and depth than its title.
50
Too much of nothing and far from the potentially star-making material that Foxx deserves.
40
Even Foxx's lively comedy is lost in the noise.
38
One of those thriller-comedy combos that never get the balance quite right.
20
But what little humor there is in the movie becomes subservient to the grisly violence, gratuitous cruelty and ugly car chases.