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.
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.