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MPAA Rating: R-Rating (MPAA) for language, violence and a scene of sexuality
Very Offensive
Moviemaking Quality:

Primary Audience:
1 hr. 59 min.
Year of Release:
USA Release:
September 15, 2000 (wide)
Jamie Foxx in Bait
Featuring: Jamie Foxx, David Paymer, Kris Kristofferson, Kimberly Elise, Doug Hutchison
Director: Antoine Fuqua, Tobias Schleissler
Producer: Jaime Rucker King, Joseph Boccia, Sean Ryerson
Distributor: Castle Rock Entertainment

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: After a 40-million-dollar heist from the Federal Gold Reserve, Edgar Clenteen (David Morse), an investigator with the U.S. Treasury Department is put to the task of finding the culprits and getting the money back. He starts with John Jaster (Robert Pastorelli) an accomplice in the crime who was caught, arrested, and jailed. However, when Jaster suddenly dies of a heart attack, Clenteen turns to his cellmate, Alvin Sanders (Jamie Foxx), who, entrusted with a secret message to deliver back to the criminals, becomes the “bait” to reel in the sharks.

Viewer Comments
Movie Critics
…nearly 60 ‘f’ words …a sexual encounter that includes some movement and sounds, but no explicit nudity…
…Gutter vulgarities, graphic sexual content and severe violence earn BAIT a very objectionable rating…
Preview Family Movie and TV Review
…occasionally funny, mostly because Foxx’s grin tends to light up a room. But the comic tone is undercut by a seriously high body count…
Bill Muller, Arizona Republic