Jamie Foxx (not to be confused with Jamie Farr of
MASH) is running away from both the cops and the
robbers in this TV-type action flick.
A sharp harpoon-handed FED uses shrimp thief Jamie
Foxx as the bait to flush out a shark-hearted
In hopes of attracting the cop-killing, high-tech
mastermind of a 42 million dollar heist, convict
Jaime is released on the streets along with a rumor
that he alone knows the whereabouts of recently
stolen US treasury gold.
Unaware that a transmitter has been implanted in
his jaw, his life becomes a kind of "Truman Show" for
the law-bending FED's dead set on capturing the cop
killer, "Even if it means shooting through the
Top FED David Morse is fiercely determined. Warped
Killer Doug Hutchison is appropriately demented and
cold. While Foxx, trying his best to stay alive and
well, endears police voyeurs and the audience as well
with gags from posing for mug shots like some
super-model to heart-to-hearts with his girlfriend,
"For about two and a half hours I had a very happy
Mike Epps does a standup, solidly believable, job
as Jamie's brother in shallow thuggery. The chemistry
between the two is the quiet catalyst for this
Plenty of gun shots, chases and
appropriately-placed humor populate this quick paced
and interesting story. Unfortunately, a few
gruntable-implausabilities crawl in like roaches.
Example: Over 35 FED's surveil this bait, but none
are posted at the home of his girlfriend.
Overall, this fun, aptly directly film would play
great on TV, but on the big screen ... it's just a
notch above average.