Lift (2001)

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… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: January 20, 2001
DVD Release Date: July 15, 2003
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

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.

Emanuel Levy

The acting is not bad, but the film is ill-conceived

Eric D. Snider

Washington's performance is bold, as is a surprisingly powerful Barbara Montgomery as Niecy's grandmother.

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

Often incoherent and disappointingly lacking in insights beyond the obvious.

Christopher Varney
Film Threat

A wonderfully acted, finely-crafted project that deserves our attention.

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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times

Lift teems with life.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
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Decent crime-drama/heist movie...would have been better with a bigger budget.