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Video Review: 'Bait'

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Bait

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
119 minutes
Wide Release Date:
09/15/00
performer:
Jamie Foxx, David Morse
director:
Antoine Fuqua
Producers:
Castle Rock Productions, Village Roadshow
distributor:
Warner Bros.
author:
Adam Scheinman, Andrew Scheinman
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, Comedy

We gave it a C

Foxx plays Alvin Sanders, a hapless small-time hood who is sprung from the slammer so that hothead Treasury agent Morse can follow him to some $40 million in gold bullion stolen by his late, loose-lipped cellmate. But when Alvin emerges reformed and ignorant of the booty’s location, the Fed’s attempts to lead him into temptation lead instead to lots of you-can’t-cheat-an-honest-man snafus, some painfully predictable heroics, and precious few laughs. C