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Light It Up Reviews

September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: F
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March 22, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: F
January 1, 2000
Vanessa Williams adds marquee value as a police negotiator.
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
The protagonists of Light It Up seem strangely tender and vulnerable, and the movie does a remarkable job of making their plight moving.
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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
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
Strong acting, tense plot.
January 1, 2000
Painfully obvious and cliched.
January 1, 2000
Writer-director Craig Bolotin dares what few filmmakers have when dealing with such volatile subject matter; he takes the teens' side.
January 1, 2000
Nelson, Whitaker and their talented, young co-stars give this film most of whatever juice it has.
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
Bolotin repeatedly reminds the viewer of his lack of imagination.
January 1, 2000
Writer-director Craig Bolotin wants to get our motors racing, our minds pondering and our hearts pumping. Laudable goals; shaky results.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Crackling dialogue, surprising intelligence and an emotional wallop.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
The dialogue is ridiculous and condescending.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4