Bait

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Overwhelming dislike- based on 74 Ratings

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  • Summary: Alvin Sanders (Foxx) is set up as bait by Treasury Agent Clenteen (Morse) to trap a dangerous criminal (Hutchison). The Feds think Alvin was given a secret code in jail that would lead to gold in the U.S. Treasury. Alvin just wants to go straight, but ...

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 28
  2. Negative: 8 out of 28
  1. Miami Herald
    Reviewed by: Charles Savage
    75
    A competent but not extraordinary action-comedy.
  2. Chicago Tribune
    Reviewed by: Michael Wilmington
    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.
  3. A perfectly competent, if undistinguished, action film that smoothes over all the most interesting bumps in the drama.
  4. San Francisco Examiner
    Reviewed by: Walter Addiego
    50
    Too much of nothing and far from the potentially star-making material that Foxx deserves.
  5. Reviewed by: Robert Horton
    40
    The plot is convoluted.
  6. New York Post
    Reviewed by: Jonathan Foreman
    38
    One of those thriller-comedy combos that never get the balance quite right.
  7. Why Mr. Foxx, who was so impressive in "Any Given Sunday," chose to make a movie so boring and idiotic that it barely meets minimal standards of lowest- common-denominator entertainment.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Oct 7, 2014
    8
    There were a lot of people who disliked this movie, but I rather enjoyed it. The only part i didn't like was the villain's acting. I think theThere were a lot of people who disliked this movie, but I rather enjoyed it. The only part i didn't like was the villain's acting. I think the dialogue was good but he wasn't really into the role. Other than that I had a lot of laughs watching this and could really get into the scenes. Expand

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