Set It Off (1996)
Critic Consensus: 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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as Det. Strode
as Ms. Wells
as Det. Waller
as Mr. Zachery
as Black Sam
as Captain Fredricks
as Pete Rodney
as Luther's Girlfriend
as TV Anchor
as Homeless Man
as Bank Customer
Critic Reviews for Set It Off
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
Overlong, overdone and overwrought, the narratively challenged Set It Off gets off on exploitation shock and social-conscience schlock in equal measure.
Despite Gray's galvanic ability with action sequences, there are very few surprises to be found in Set It Off
One of the rare movies sporting great action sequences and a ring of truth.
A tense, original caper film full of excellent performances, particularly by Queen Latifah
Fierce and emotionally resonant action-drama, anchored by four smart performances.
Audience Reviews for Set It Off
The Only Breaks You Get Are the Ones You Take. Stoney (Jada Pinkett Smith), Cleo (Queen Latifah), Frankie (Vivica A. Fox) and Tisean (Kimberly Elise) have been close friends for years living in the Los Angeles ghetto; each of them struggles with economic and emotional hardships. Fed-up with how life has knocked them around, and desperate to escape the ghetto, the four friends decide to resort to robbing banks. But what begins as a daring plan to make some extra cash soon grows out of control, as the four of them test the limits of their friendship with the police hot on their trail. There were some great moments in this film, particularly among the four principal characters culminating into a nice finale.
Pretty decent heist movie.
chicks rob banks and then they die
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