The acting is not bad, but the film is ill-conceived
| Original Score: 2/5
A wonderfully acted, finely-crafted project that deserves our attention.
| Original Score: 5/5
Lift is a worthy film that has something to say when it lets the action speak for itself, but when it starts speaking about the action -- the film feels tired.
| Original Score: C+
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.
Washington's performance is bold, as is a surprisingly powerful Barbara Montgomery as Niecy's grandmother.
| Original Score: A-
Often incoherent and disappointingly lacking in insights beyond the obvious.
Lift teems with life.
| Original Score: 4/5
| Original Score: 2.5/5