75

Miami Herald

By Charles Savage
A competent but not extraordinary action-comedy.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It's over the top, an exercise in action comedy that cuts loose from logic and enjoys itself.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
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.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
It may be a dismal comedy thriller, but Antoine Fuqua's Bait has one piece of bait that's definitely appealing: Jamie Foxx.
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50

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Bait ends up seeming pretty wormy.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
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.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The action is difficult to follow.
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Has less substance and depth than its title.
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40

Mr. Showbiz

By Larry Terenzi
Even Foxx's lively comedy is lost in the noise.
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33

Entertainment Weekly

A tired action thriller determined to play the race card every which way for every which kind of viewer, seems hopelessly behind the curve.
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39 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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