Light It Up - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Light It Up Reviews

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April 17, 2005
Snuff it out!
| Original Score: 2/5
February 18, 2005
...isn't so much a bad movie as an unfinished movie
Read More | Original Score: C-
September 19, 2002
"The Breakfast Club" in the Ghetto
| Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Light It Up challenges the bureaucratic structure that condemns many children to an educational purgatory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
The problem is the movie is too predictable--so predictable that it keeps it from truly generating suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Nelson, Whitaker and their talented, young co-stars give this film most of whatever juice it has.
January 1, 2000
Five minutes into this formulaic flick, you'll think you collaborated on the screenplay.
January 1, 2000
Decent, but hardly original, the film has enough moments and decent performances to keep things interesting.
January 1, 2000
Radically dumb.
January 1, 2000
Crackling dialogue, surprising intelligence and an emotional wallop.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
A sluggish, superficial mess.
January 1, 2000
Light It Up smolders and spits out some smoke, but no fire.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 1, 2000
The dialogue is ridiculous and condescending.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
Never gets beyond stereotypes.
January 1, 2000
A deluge of movies is set to be released in the next three weeks. One that should not be lost in the flood is Light It Up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
A laughably disconnected hostage drama.
January 1, 2000
Light It Up benefits from affecting performances from a gifted cast headed by R&B heartthrob Usher Raymond.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
Vanessa Williams adds marquee value as a police negotiator.
January 1, 2000
It begins as a high school comedy romp and then abruptly turns into a TV cop show-caliber thriller.
January 1, 2000
Too often writer/directors such as Light It Up's Craig Bolotin don't take the time to create a plausible plot and realistic dialog.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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