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A thief plans one last heist -- though hardly for the typical reasons -- in this offbeat drama. Neicy (Kerry Washington) is a stylish, well-dressed young woman who maintains an air of intelligent arrogance in her part-time job as a window dresser at an upscale Boston department store. Neicy has a secret to looking good on a window dresser's salary -- she's an expert shoplifter, who has learned how to steal the best outfits for herself and her friends, and occasionally makes a few bucks lifting items she can sell to others (though she charges much less than the market will bear).… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 44%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"The acting is not bad, but the film is ill-conceived"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Washington's performance is bold, as is a surprisingly powerful Barbara Montgomery as Niecy's grandmother."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
"Often incoherent and disappointingly lacking in insights beyond the obvious."
‑ Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"A wonderfully acted, finely-crafted project that deserves our attention."
‑ Christopher Varney, Film Threat
"Lift teems with life."
‑ Elvis Mitchell, New York Times
"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 feels tired."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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