Bait (2019)

Bait (2019)

2019 89 Minutes


Martin Ward is a cove fisherman, without a boat. His brother Steven has repurposed their father’s vessel as a tourist tripper, driving a wedge between the brothers. With their childhood home now...

Overall Rating

9 / 10
Verdict: Great

User Review

  • BarneyNuttall


    9 / 10
    What makes Bait an interesting piece is the relationship between its primary audience and it's message. This film was not shown in widespread cinemas. It is shown on streaming services such as MUBI or the BFI Player, the latter being where I watched it. The typical audience who uses these services are middle class/upper middle class, and this film has the gusto to attack those it is shown to.

    As an audience member, you realise that you are the villain in this story. You are the AirBnB customer who is ripping apart honest industry. The film really grabs you and shakes you, holding you in front of the issue as accused.

    The 18mm camera is claustrophobic and the visuals are dismal, at time appearing Eraserhead-esque. These all combine to create a film which pulls out the heart of a problem and thrusts it into the audience's hands