Set It Off
Set It Off (1996)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 6, 1996
DVD Release Date: September 14, 1999
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: 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.

Emanuel Levy

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

Rob Gonsalves

One of the rare movies sporting great action sequences and a ring of truth.

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USA Today

Overlong, overdone and overwrought, the narratively challenged Set It Off gets off on exploitation shock and social-conscience schlock in equal measure.

Larry Carroll

A tense, original caper film full of excellent performances, particularly by Queen Latifah

Chris Cabin

Despite Gray's galvanic ability with action sequences, there are very few surprises to be found in Set It Off

Nick Davis
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Fierce and emotionally resonant action-drama, anchored by four smart performances.

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
Tim Salmons
Pretty decent heist movie.
Deb S
The Only Breaks You Get Are the Ones You Take. Stoney (Jada Pinkett Smith), Cleo (Queen Latifah), Frankie (Vivica A. Fox) and Tisean (Kimberly Elise) have… More
danny d
chicks rob banks and then they die
Marcus Woolcott
Tries to be Thelma & Louise meets Point Break, but falls short.
Leigh Ryan
Good movie. I love Queen Latifah.
Ina S
Surprisingly good film - fast-paced, emotional and with highly likeable female characters and cast.