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      Set It Off

      R 1996 2h 0m Action Mystery & Thriller Crime Drama List
      70% Tomatometer 37 Reviews 89% Audience Score 50,000+ Ratings After being fired from her job as a bank teller, Frankie (Vivica A. Fox) begins working at a janitorial service with her friends Tisean (Kimberly Elise), a single mother; Cleo (Queen Latifah), a boisterous lesbian; and Stony (Jada Pinkett), who is dealing with the recent death of her brother. The women are struggling with their finances, so they decide to start robbing banks. At first the group is successful, but they soon attract the attention of an obsessive detective (John C. McGinley). Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      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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      Rosalind Bentley Minneapolis Star Tribune It is perhaps one of the best of the few films in the last several years to give voice to the stress and struggle of being poor, working class, black and female in downsized America. Rated: 4/5 Jan 26, 2022 Full Review Alyx Vesey Bitch Media An important film that continues to challenge old and new audiences. Jan 11, 2021 Full Review Carmen Phillips Autostraddle F. Gary Gray does so nearly flawlessly because he understands that first and foremost the story belongs to the Black women upon whose shoulders this entangled mess has always fallen onto in the first place. Sep 4, 2020 Full Review Latoya Austin Cinerama Film Set It Off transcends and rewrites the classic heist movie through an all-female, all-black group of friends and their love for one another ... it is ultimately a tale of sacrifice, love and belonging .. a heartfelt ode to female friendships Mar 27, 2023 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...slightly erratic yet mostly engrossing... Rated: 3/4 Jan 14, 2023 Full Review Sheila Reid Women in the Life I must admit I didn't go into this flick with high expectations. So, I was pleasantly surprised when I thoroughly enjoyed it. May 16, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Devon K A violent, realistic take on the reality of this life. Even when pushed to the absolute edge we must be reminded that decisions, even with good intentions have consequences. Stellar performances from the main cast and great direction from F. Gary Gray. Definitely recommend to fans of the Bank Robbery sub-genre and film buffs! give it a watch. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/24 Full Review B Dub Phenomenal movie! Plenty of dramatic scenes with an amazing storyline! Perfect cast with this movie too! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/10/24 Full Review Audience Member F. Gary Gray breaks new ground 4 black women have been screwed by the justice system in Los Angeles So they decide to get back at the higher powers by robbing a series of banks covering their expenses The sympathetic bank robbers genre is injected with new life thanks to Gray 4 great leads, amazing shots of the LA cityscape, intense camera angles, sharp social commentary, and slick cinematography with washed out blues The shootouts and the car chases are fierce as well A pleasant surprise being more socially conscious than the average heist movie that also challenges audiences new and old Rated 4 out of 5 stars 11/18/23 Full Review PridePosterStudios Ending ruins it. Save your time. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 05/12/24 Full Review marc r Entertainment with fire and fury. Overcooked, but it still hits. Cast carries it. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Keshon L happy 130 review for me!!!!!!!!!! so this movie is good movie i really love it. i like the cast of characters really makes does movie very good man i love the heist in does movie there pretty enteraining.I love the actors like the girl group was very smart like this director genuis.the 3rd act is the best part of the movie and its very good i was sad when they dead jada penkins character didn't dead but all right but that was sad that i was thinking in my head when i had to go to bed that is heavy heavy heavy supsense.I really liked the movie but like it gets off track of the heist stuff and cuts to does stuff that really stops and makes no sense and the girl tried but they like one more time it makes me so mad a and those cops lord they don't lesson.this movie is good but has awkward moments,and stuff that is not about it its not bad but i just hesit i don't care about the other stuff.but this movie is good go watch do let kids watch it but you can watch it if you like heist if you don't like these types of movies don't see then.its a 7.5/10 pretty heist good. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 05/19/22 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis After being fired from her job as a bank teller, Frankie (Vivica A. Fox) begins working at a janitorial service with her friends Tisean (Kimberly Elise), a single mother; Cleo (Queen Latifah), a boisterous lesbian; and Stony (Jada Pinkett), who is dealing with the recent death of her brother. The women are struggling with their finances, so they decide to start robbing banks. At first the group is successful, but they soon attract the attention of an obsessive detective (John C. McGinley).
      Director
      F. Gary Gray
      Producer
      Dale Pollock, Oren Koules, Kate Lanier
      Screenwriter
      Kate Lanier, Takashi Bufford
      Production Co
      New Line Cinema
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Action, Mystery & Thriller, Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 1, 2015
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $36.1M
      Runtime
      2h 0m
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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