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Ratings & Reviews

  1. paul_quixote's rating of the film Set It Off

    Main takeaway: to escape "the trap" you sacrifice EVERYTHING, or have it taken. Brutal. Nearly every black character ends up full of bullets. Yet... there's a Sympathetic Cop who doesn't want anyone to get hurt? Basically... the "serious" stuff is inconsistent, weird, but sometimes powerful. Lighter moments shine brighter, the realness of hangin' out. The social critique has teeth, just the vessel for it is flawed.

  2. Ethan's rating of the film Set It Off

    This is one badass film with a lot of heart. These four lovely ladies give knockout performances in this twist of a heist film. F. Gary Gray is one of the greatest filmmakers, with an ability to craft intense action pictures with complex characters and emotions. Queen Latifah should have received an Academy Award for this film.

  3. Andre Flickatina's rating of the film Set It Off

    saw this when i was around 10 and have had a soft spot for all 4 actresses ever since. but upon the rewatch, seeing that rooftop scene now... i love them even more

  4. daniroelleb's rating of the film Set It Off

    I think this is a film that belongs in the history books when speaking blackness and black culture. I really loved the development of each character even though there was a lot of time spent on Stoney I did enjoy the way each character unfolded and to date Vivica a fox hasn't acted better. I don't think any of them have acted this well since this film. QUEEN LATIFA is great in this film she stole the show a lot.

  5. Daniela's rating of the film Set It Off

  6. Ayinde Anderson's rating of the film Set It Off

    Great to see someone breaking through the invisible glass ceiling, without disappointment

  7. Nicholas Gregory's rating of the film Set It Off

    The backstories of the girls display its uncertain balance of smarts and melodrama. Their reasons for a life of crime seem lazy or dramatic, or in Queen Latifah's case, an outlet of personality. The whole film features collisions of genre-revamping and strong characterization (Jada Pinkett's relationship with the banker, the girls acting like godfathers) and cliches (Latifah's last stand). Good, if uneven in purpose.

  8. Jordan Kaltz's rating of the film Set It Off

  9. Polyglot's rating of the film Set It Off

    It the black version of Sugar & Spice except they're not cheerleaders...? :/