Lift (2001)





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A thief plans one last heist -- though hardly for the typical reasons -- in this offbeat drama. Neicy (Kerry Washington) is a stylish, well-dressed young woman who maintains an air of intelligent arrogance in her part-time job as a window dresser at an upscale Boston department store. Neicy has a secret to looking good on a window dresser's salary -- she's an expert shoplifter, who has learned how to steal the best outfits for herself and her friends, and occasionally makes a few bucks lifting … More

Rating: R (for language, some violence and drug content)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Roman Doronin, Story by DeMane Davis, Khari Streeter, DeMane Davis
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On DVD: Jul 15, 2003



as Elaine

as Angelo

as Christian

as Aunt Lily

as Derek

as Uncle Michael

as Miss Kearns
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Critic Reviews for Lift

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

The stuff about the three generations with the family, and the big drama, and the gang stuff that comes up, none of that worked for me, so I have to give it thumbs down.

Full Review… | June 19, 2002
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

Often incoherent and disappointingly lacking in insights beyond the obvious.

June 13, 2001
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Lift teems with life.

Full Review… | June 13, 2001
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 20, 2008
Top Critic

The acting is not bad, but the film is ill-conceived

November 9, 2005

A wonderfully acted, finely-crafted project that deserves our attention.

Full Review… | December 8, 2002
Film Threat

Audience Reviews for Lift

Decent crime-drama/heist movie...would have been better with a bigger budget.

Chosen 718

Super Reviewer

Kerry Washington was excellent and raw in this film. This is a story about the rocky relationship between a Mom and daughter. A must see!

Paulette N.

Very good performance by Kerry Washington in what could have been a trashy role in less capable hands

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