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      Light It Up

      R Released Nov 10, 1999 1h 39m Drama List
      39% Tomatometer 49 Reviews 75% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings The topical story of a group of high school students who form a protest when they become fed up with their school's poor conditions. After a shot is accidentally fired and a police officer is wounded, the resulting stand-off results in a media frenzy that pits the dirt-digging media against the well-intentioned students. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Soon into the student uprising, the story starts to feel like a warmed over after-school special.

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      Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly Rated: F Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Globe and Mail Rated: 2/4 Mar 22, 2002 Full Review Entertainment Weekly Rated: F Jun 1, 2000 Full Review David Ehrenstein New Times ... it's this sense of the "real" that not only keeps Light It Up lively but that marks it -- for all its visual flair -- as happily out of step with a zeitgeist enamored of naught but money and notoriety as the wildly overhyped millennium turns. Oct 3, 2017 Full Review Chuck O'Leary Fantastica Daily Rated: 1/5 Oct 9, 2005 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Aug 11, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member terrible script for a workable premise, it's over-thinking and bad acting that sinks this Titanic full of high-voltage names.. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member "Usher" Raymond what a joke. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Very suspenseful, however, this movie was awful! It kind of makes the precedent that if you don't get what you want you can break the law (i.e. hold someone hostage as they did in the movie). This would have been much more touching if it had a better story line. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member It seems like a very goodbmovie. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette "...isn't so much a bad movie as an unfinished movie" These are the best words to describe such movie Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member Good plot, bunch of youngs stars, and emotional ending. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis The topical story of a group of high school students who form a protest when they become fed up with their school's poor conditions. After a shot is accidentally fired and a police officer is wounded, the resulting stand-off results in a media frenzy that pits the dirt-digging media against the well-intentioned students.
      Director
      Craig Bolotin
      Screenwriter
      Craig Bolotin
      Distributor
      20th Century Fox
      Production Co
      Fox 2000 Pictures, Edmonds Entertainment
      Rating
      R (Violent Content|Language)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 10, 1999, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 18, 2012
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $5.9M
      Runtime
      1h 39m
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Dolby SR, Dolby Digital, Dolby A, Dolby Stereo
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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