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      R 2001 1h 25m Crime Drama List
      50% Tomatometer 10 Reviews 71% Audience Score 500+ Ratings Niecy (Kerry Washington) works at an expensive Boston department store, using her knowledge of fashion and security to steal clothing from other stores. In her inner-city neighborhood, she resells her wares to friends and family while struggling to connect with her mother, Elaine (Lonette McKee), and worrying about her relationship with her drug dealer boyfriend, Angelo (Eugene Byrd). To steal a necklace for her mother, Niecy agrees to help gangster Christian (Todd Williams) with a large heist. Read More Read Less

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      Richard Roeper Ebert & Roeper The stuff about the three generations with the family, and the big drama, and the gang stuff that comes up, none of that worked for me, so I have to give it thumbs down. Jun 19, 2002 Full Review Kirk Honeycutt Hollywood Reporter Often incoherent and disappointingly lacking in insights beyond the obvious. Jun 13, 2001 Full Review Elvis Mitchell New York Times Lift teems with life. Jun 13, 2001 Full Review Ren Jender Bitch Flicks [The script] has a muddled and clichéd it's-all-Mom's-fault subplot about Niecy's relationship with her mother, but the scenes of Niecy trying to navigate between her criminal, personal, and family lives present questions that don't have easy answers. Mar 12, 2019 Full Review Michael Dequina TheMovieReport.com Rated: 4/5 Dec 27, 2006 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com The acting is not bad, but the film is ill-conceived Rated: 2/5 Nov 9, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      T M This is an intriguing film about a young woman who's a successful booster of high end clothes & jewelry. She is popular with her dedicated clientele—she even takes orders. But unexpected events work to change her mindset about criminality, & we witness her distress over her longest relationship, that with her mother (the revered Lonette McGee!). You won't lose interest watching this film. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 11/15/23 Full Review K W I loved this movie. It was interesting and very different. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 09/15/22 Full Review Audience Member WOW Kerry Washington, ok! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Kerry Washington in Roxbury. You can't go wrong! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member Decent crime-drama/heist movie...would have been better with a bigger budget. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Lift is a worthy film that has something to say when it lets the action speak for itself, but when it starts speaking about the action -- the film goes awry. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Niecy (Kerry Washington) works at an expensive Boston department store, using her knowledge of fashion and security to steal clothing from other stores. In her inner-city neighborhood, she resells her wares to friends and family while struggling to connect with her mother, Elaine (Lonette McKee), and worrying about her relationship with her drug dealer boyfriend, Angelo (Eugene Byrd). To steal a necklace for her mother, Niecy agrees to help gangster Christian (Todd Williams) with a large heist.
      Director
      DeMane Davis, Khari Streeter
      Producer
      John Hart, Jeff Sharp, Mark Hankey, Robert Kessel
      Screenwriter
      DeMane Davis, Khari Streeter
      Production Co
      Miramax
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 20, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 25m