Set It Off
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The sophomore film effort from music video director F. Gary Gray, Set It Off is a crime thriller about four women bank robbers from a housing project in L.A. Ever since her parents' death, Stony (Jada Pinkett Smith) has had to act as a parent to her little brother Stevie (Chaz Lamar Shepard). She works in various capacities to make a future for him at U.C.L.A. Cleo (Queen Latifah) is a butch lesbian who wants nothing more than to customize her classic car. Tisean (Kimberly Elise) is a painfully shy single mother to her son Jajuan, struggling to make ends meet. Frankie (Vivica A. Fox) is… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Influenced by Thelma & Louise and Waiting to Exhale, this well-crafted Girls N the Hood has social conscience and soul; Queen Latifah gives a career-making performance that should made her a big Hollywood star"
‑ Emanuel Levy, Variety
"A tense, original caper film full of excellent performances, particularly by Queen Latifah"
‑ Larry Carroll,
"Despite Gray's galvanic ability with action sequences, there are very few surprises to be found in Set It Off"
‑ Chris Cabin,
"Fierce and emotionally resonant action-drama, anchored by four smart performances."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"One of the rare movies sporting great action sequences and a ring of truth."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
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