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Plot: Desperation drives four inner-city women (Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Vivica A. Fox, Kimberly Elise) to bank robbery in Los Angeles, then they start mistrusting one another.
Runtime: 123 mins Release Date: 06 Nov 1996
Great Movie. Gripping tale of 4 women who turn to robbing banks to make it out of ghetto life. The 4, played by Jada Pinkett, Not married to Will Smith at time of filming Vivica A. Fox, Dana Owens Better know as Queen Latifa and newcomer at the time, Kimberly Elise all work legally until they figure that crime will pay them more than honest work. Blair Underwood is excellent as the love interest for Stoney Pinkett with his Harvard education mixed with a street knowledge. Pace of the movie is good, and it all flows very well. Excellent movie. Worth renting from Blockbuster.
The S.W.A. Sistaz With Attitude (by dee.reid)
"Set It Off" is about four African-American women Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox, and Kimberly Elise who decide to go out and rob a few banks. They don't rob banks for sheer enjoyment or because they have nothing better to do. No, they rob them because they are getting back at "the system" that they feel has screwed them over in their lives. Here are the reasons: in the opening bank robbery sequence, Frankie Fox , who was at the time a teller, was fired simply because she knew the suspect who robbed it; Stony's Smith younger brother, Stevie was <more>
killed by police after being mistaken for the robbery suspect; Cleo Latifah joins them simply because she is p***ed off at society; Tisean Elise is a single mother who is barely able to support her son and when he is accidently poisoned and taken away by child services, decides she has no other choice. I feel I must point out that up until that point, she is reluctant to join the other three women. This is a really good movie that is definitely Oscar-worthy material. Maybe not for the Best Picture category, but definitely Oscar-worthy. The performances are excellent especially from all four of our young stars. Queen Latifah should definitely should have gotten an Oscar or Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Her portrayal of a fiery lesbian is right on key. F. Gary Gray, who also directed Ice Cube and Chris Tucker in "Friday", is quickly becoming one of my favorite directors. I don't think you should really call "Set It Off" an action movie since there isn't really action until the ending.A line from the movie, "if that crackhead Darnell can rob a bank, then so can we." This quote outlines the main message that the movie is trying to tell: the social standing of women in our society, saying that they have rights too. The movie says that women can basically do anything men can do and probably better and they must be applauded for their efforts. Now I'm not saying that women should all go out and round up their friends and start robbing banks. Director F. Gary Gray definitely should be praised for his smart casting choices.10/10P.S.: Now from the sound of this review, I've probably got you thinking I'm a woman. Wrong! I'm just a 16 year-old boy from Virginia.
I rented this movie expecting to see just another average gang related film about the Ghetto, but I was proved wrong. It ended with my eyes wide opened and my mouth to the floor. Set It Off is a very Dramatic film and the performances by the four women were done perfectly. Set It Off reached my heart and all my emotions. It starts off light, but ends deep and touching. There is no possible way you could leave from watching this movie without your eyes being flooded. -A heart-filled film that deserved more publicity than it received.
Meet some of your less positive feelings (by ThereAreManyZathras)
A great movie for those peoples that like to empathize with a movie. If you let yourself have the same feelings as the characters in themovie have you might have strong emotions like: despair, feelingtrapped and injustice. You might even find, that choices you can't comprehend are suddenlyvery logical. For peoples that don't let their feelings participate in watching themovie. I imagine this movie is less appealing.
The female version of "Dead Presidents"! (by GOWBTW)
If you thought "Dead Presidents" was something, you ought to see "Set It Off"! The accounts is quite similar to DP only the ladies are friends and never been at war. One account is desperation. The women need to make more money to survive. Then one of the ladies whose child swallows some cleaning product. Then when more money is in demands they do the ultimate: Rob a Bank! They would use these masks, and perform the hold up. However, one of the ladies finds love, and I liked the En Vogue track "Dont Let Go Love ". Jada Pinkett, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox, and <more>
Kimberly Elise play the daring quartet who ultimately pay the price for their actions. Cleo Latifah survives the gauntlet only to get out and get herself blitzed afterwards. Another one gets shot. And Stony Pinkett gets away unscathed and wealthy. Though not very happy from the loss of her friends, she can only think what she can do with the money. Great movie great performance, great cast! 4 out of 5 stars!
I remember that i saw this movie when it launched in 1996. The appealing performance of the characters introduced a new area for action drama. The performance of the women Is marvelous and the story line Is breath taking.I watched this movie again yesterday and the story never gets doll. It's safe to say that this Is one of the greatest action 'movies out there.I'm looking forward seeing more of these dramatic action movies, since they portrait a more realistic image and get you to empathizes with the characters - even when there villains!Many compliments to the directors and <more>
"Set it Off" is another brilliant little B sleeper by the talented F. Gary Gray. What sets this film apart from your routine crime caper/heist flick is that it features some very impressive and strong performances by Jada Pinkett-Smith one of her very best roles and Quen Latifah. Vivica Fox, Kimberly Elise and the underrated John C. McGinty were also quite effective in supporting roles. Blair Underwood, who I lilke, was sort of wasted as reverse eye candy. The love story sub plot was a bit if a distraction, only in a minor way. But at the core of this film was the bond between <more>
these ladies, all driven to rob banks for various reasons. What they all shared was their desperation. Instead of cliched cardboard characters, we are served pretty well fleshed out characters with as much depth as time allows. Some have mentioned they didn't like the ending, but I rather did. Queen Latifah was outstanding as a hardened career criminal. There is one scene where Jada's character stands up to her and it's tasty.All in all, a pretty dang good thriller film that should be seen. The performances are what elevates it above the norm for this genre.
My first impression was "Gangsta flick with chicks." And, to some extent, that's what I got. But there was a lot more, and I was deeply impressed with the realism, with one exception. The exception comes near the end and I won't give it away, but it involves police officers taking shots at a suspect with a bus full of people in the background.One of the recurring themes of this film is how innocence and good intentions can turn into a nightmarish reality.A bank teller is confronted by a robber that she knows from childhood. She can hardly believe what is happening, and she <more>
doesn't react in the manner in which all bank tellers are trained. A hostage dies, and she loses her job. A slow reaction leads to a death, accusations, and the loss employment.A bright young man gets a haircut that is identical to a robbery suspect's. The police surround him. He has a champagne bottle in his coat that he doesn't want to break and tries to pull it out. They think it is a gun. An innocent mistake leads to a death.A loving mother can no longer afford a babysitter. She has to bring her child to work, and he gets into some cleaning supplies. A mother's good intention turns into a hospital trip and a custody battle.There were other instances where one mistake led to dire consequences, but I found them all believable, and none of them gave me the impression of being mere vehicles to advance the plot.I enjoyed some of the other representations of Life as it is. One being the inclusion of a lesbian Latifa in the cast without making a big deal out of it. Although exhibiting some stereotypical lesbian traits denim overalls for example, she wasn't overly "butch." And homosexuality wasn't used as a plot device to include nudity either. Speaking of which, the sex in the movie was pretty well done. When there was love, the sex was passionate. When Stony was doing it for money, she looked ready to burst into tears. For the most part, the sex came without nudity: disappointing in some ways, but adding credibility to the movie in others.I did have a few problems with this movie. One is a failing that I see in many movies. When a character's friend or family member is killed, he or she expresses initial shock and pain, but later on exhibits no outward mental stress. There is also the "I would have done it differently" factor. I felt this a few times, the first being the opening scene where Frankie Fox is being held up. Or when Cleo Latifa is stealing get away cars and tossing the previous owner's CDs out the window. Both of these are cases in which one needs to move fast and do what is needed to move on. You don't have time to stare blankly at your old friend. You don't have time to select the proper driving ambience. But these flaws didn't take too much from the general feeling.I rated it 8 of 10.
Powerful, Moving, Very underrated! (by mikebrownemail)
I turned on this movie while I was fixing breakfast the other day, just so I could have something to watch while I was cooking, and I found myself completely drawn into it. I fell in love with the characters. The acting from each of them was fantastic. I saw every connection and felt like I knew all of them on certain levels. Jada is amazing in this movie. I feel that this film is her strongest. She moved me to tears on more than one occasion. The movie as a whole is one hell of a beautiful creation, thank you to all who were a part of it, you got your message through, and I loved and took to <more>