Set It Off

1996

Action / Crime / Drama / Romance / Thriller

10
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 63%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 90%
IMDb Rating 6.8 10 11479

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Cast

Jada Pinkett Smith as Lida 'Stony' Newsom
Vivica A. Fox as Francesca 'Frankie' Sutton
Queen Latifah as Cleopatra 'Cleo' Sims
John C. McGinley as Detective Strode
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23.976 fps
2hr 3 min
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2hr 3 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by turot 10 / 10

need to make another one it was too good

SET IT OFF WAS A VERY TOUCHING EXCELLENT MOVIE MAN YALL JUST HAS TO MAKE ANOTHER SET IT OFF OMG IT WAS AMAZING MOVIE

Reviewed by Tina Willis 8 / 10

20 Year Old Movie/ A Classic

I originally saw this film when it was first released, almost 20 years ago. I really enjoyed the movie a lot then, so I decided to re-watch it and see if I felt the same way.

Please don't let my critique deter you from watching this movie as I still think it's worth a watch. This film is labeled an "action" which is misleading. Action fans will be disappointed. It is appropriately labeled a "crime" and a "drama" and it has some comical/light hearted moments as well as a side romance. The second half of the movie picks up in action and the last 20 minutes is pretty intense.

The film opens with a bang, drawing the audience in immediately. Which is always a nice start. It slows down for the first half of the movie as we are introduced to 4 African American women who are friends with each other from their neighborhood, and the circumstances/crisis of each of their lives. Early on it felt a little cliché and simplistic. I had not noticed that the first viewing in 1996.

What redeems this movie considerably is the performances of the actresses, and a unique storyline with some twists and surprises in the plot.

The choreography/setting/camera use/sound/lighting/editing all appear realistic and seamlessly well done.

The Setting could of been more open/obvious with their neighborhood as the "feel" of the community and the economic struggle all around them was too minimal. It could of really added to the backdrop of what these women were going thru in their circle.

The diverse styles of music (score/soundtrack) was nice,and was appropriate to each scene.

The pace. A half hour into the film, all major characters have been introduced and we get an idea of the direction it's going. By this time, besides the opening scene, 2 more pivotal events occur and a side romance blossoms.

Acting was considerably well done despite the occasional simplistic and clichéd lines. (And at the end, a few things that weren't realistic and didn't make sense) However I was still able to look past the very few flaws (The film is, after all, over 20 years old) and just enjoy the journey. I especially thought Jada P. Smith and Queen Latifah were exceptional. And I noticed that this time around more the I did the first.

Just a side note. When Stony and Keith are at a restaurant on their first date he says "It's black only, I like that." I am unsure what that is implying, and specifically what it was supposed to add to the story. I suppose if the roles were reversed and a white man had said that, accusations of racism would fly.

I still enjoyed this film a lot. And would recommend it to people who wont be dis satisfied of an action labeled film, that is truly not really action packed. The story is about friendship, loyalty, greed, social inequality, despair and loss.

Reviewed by Tafiet 10 / 10

Wooo!

This movie is amazing. One of the best I've ever watched! Jada! Queen! Vivica! Kimberly! They are bad-ass women. Without them, this movie wouldn't have been as great. I wonder why this movie isn't placed up there as one of the greats? Actually, I know why but I'm not going to talk about that. Otherwise, F Gary Gray did a magnificent job in telling this story. I was moved by the characters' motivations and results of their actions. I enjoyed watching the sisterhood between these girls and how they so cared about each other. They had a real hard or die quality to them. Movies in this genre that are as intense, in terms of the thrill, usually feature men, exclusively. So, this was a pleasant surprise because it featured not only women but African American women. 10/10

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