Held Up

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"Best. Heist. Ever."
  • PG-13
  • 2000
  • 1 hr 29 min
  • 5.2  (3,994)
  • 21

Held Up is a 1999 comedy film that stars Jamie Foxx, Nia Long, and Barry Corbin. The movie is directed by Steve Rash, and the screenplay is written by Jeff Eastin and Erik Fleming. Held Up is an entertaining and humorous film that follows the story of a couple who get stuck in a convenience store during a robbery. Held Up begins with Michael Dawson (Jamie Foxx) and his girlfriend Rae (Nia Long) on a road trip to Las Vegas. Michael is planning to propose to Rae during their trip, and they are both very excited about the future. However, their plans quickly change when they stop at a convenience store in a small town in Arizona.

As Michael and Rae are shopping in the store, two robbers enter and hold everyone inside at gunpoint. The situation becomes more complicated when the police surround the store, and Michael and Rae are trapped inside. The other people in the store begin to panic, and tensions rise as the robbers become more aggressive.

Michael takes charge of the situation, using his wit and humor to keep the other people in the store calm. He also tries to negotiate with the robbers, hoping to find a way out of the store before anyone gets hurt. Rae, who is pregnant, becomes increasingly anxious and worried about their safety.

As the situation becomes more intense, Michael and Rae's relationship is put to the test. They begin to argue and bicker as the pressure of the situation weighs on them. Michael also has to deal with the eccentric store owner, Jack (Barry Corbin), who is convinced that the robbery is all part of a conspiracy.

Held Up is a funny and lighthearted film that explores the importance of communication and humor in stressful situations. Jamie Foxx delivers a strong performance as Michael, bringing both humor and heart to his character. Nia Long is also excellent as Rae, displaying both vulnerability and strength throughout the film.

Barry Corbin brings his trademark quirkiness to the role of Jack, providing some of the film's funniest moments. The supporting cast, which includes John Cullum, Roselyn Sanchez, and Eduardo Yáñez, also delivers strong performances, adding depth and dimension to the story.

The film's direction and screenplay are both well done, with Steve Rash bringing a sense of energy and suspense to the film. Jeff Eastin and Erik Fleming's screenplay is witty and engaging, blending humor with drama in a seamless way. The film's pacing is also strong, with the tension building steadily as the situation inside the store becomes more fraught.

Held Up is not without its flaws, but overall, it is an entertaining and enjoyable film that is well worth watching. The film's humor and heart make it a great choice for a night in with friends or family. Jamie Foxx's performance alone is enough to make Held Up worth seeing, but the film's strong supporting cast and engaging storyline make it a must-see for comedy fans.

Held Up is a 2000 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 29 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.2 and a MetaScore of 21.

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    5.2  (3,994)
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