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Light It Up Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
January 1, 2000
Bolotin repeatedly reminds the viewer of his lack of imagination.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 18, 2005
...isn't so much a bad movie as an unfinished movie
| Original Score: C-
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
April 17, 2005
Snuff it out!
| Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 2, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 68/100
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 1, 2000
The dialogue is ridiculous and condescending.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Wesley Morris
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
A laughably disconnected hostage drama.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
Writer-director Craig Bolotin wants to get our motors racing, our minds pondering and our hearts pumping. Laudable goals; shaky results.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
Painfully obvious and cliched.
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
January 1, 2000
A well-meaning, yet derivative, film of this sort is basically made or broken by the writing and portrayals of the characters, and both aspects are unsatisfactorily handled.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Eric Monder
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
Never gets beyond stereotypes.
Blake French
NutzWorld
November 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
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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Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
January 1, 2000
Radically dumb.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 2/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
A sluggish, superficial mess.
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Susan Granger
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
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Robert Koehler
Variety
June 17, 2008
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Cynthia Fuchs
Nitrate Online
January 1, 2000
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
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Gary Dauphin
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Gemma Files
eye WEEKLY
January 1, 2000
Dwayne E. Leslie
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Chuck Walton
Hollywood.com
September 8, 2009
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
May 3, 2012

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 21, 2004
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