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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Set It Off (1996)

  • Jada Pinkett Smith
  • Queen Latifah
  • Vivica A. Fox
  • Kimberly Elise
  • Blair Underwood
  • John C. McGinley
Lethal "Waiting to Exhale," finds four female friends in Los Angeles pushed over the edge and taking up bank robbery to escape poverty and strike a blow against "the man." The felonious, funky divas of crime include Stony (Pinkett, who seems to be having fun with this role) and Latifah as Cleo, in a powerhouse performance. Butt-kicking action scenes are most entertaining combined with a soundtrack, including Seal, En Vogue, the Fugees and Brandy, to match. Melodramatic sequences, including Stony's romance with Keith (Underwood), drag.


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