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Set It Off (1996)

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63

Average Rating: 6.1/10
Reviews Counted: 24
Fresh: 15 | Rotten: 9

It may not boast an original plot, but Set It Off is a satisfying, socially conscious heist film thanks largely to fine performances from its leads.

86

Average Rating: 7.6/10
Critic Reviews: 7
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 1

It may not boast an original plot, but Set It Off is a satisfying, socially conscious heist film thanks largely to fine performances from its leads.

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The sophomore film effort from music video director F. Gary Gray, Set It Off is a crime thriller about four women bank robbers from a housing project in L.A. Ever since her parents' death, Stony (Jada Pinkett Smith) has had to act as a parent to her little brother Stevie (Chaz Lamar Shepard). She works in various capacities to make a future for him at U.C.L.A. Cleo (Queen Latifah) is a butch lesbian who wants nothing more than to customize her classic car. Tisean (Kimberly Elise) is a painfully

Sep 14, 1999

New Line Home Entertainment

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Influenced by Thelma & Louise and Waiting to Exhale, this well-crafted Girls N the Hood has social conscience and soul; Queen Latifah gives a career-making performance that should made her a big Hollywood star

January 12, 2007 Full Review Source: Variety
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Despite Gray's galvanic ability with action sequences, there are very few surprises to be found in Set It Off

July 30, 2009 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

One of the rare movies sporting great action sequences and a ring of truth.

April 9, 2007 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

A tense, original caper film full of excellent performances, particularly by Queen Latifah

September 17, 2004
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Fierce and emotionally resonant action-drama, anchored by four smart performances.

August 16, 2003
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chicks rob banks and then they die
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