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Set It Off [DVD] [Deluxe Edition]

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  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Frankie's been unjustly fired from her bank-teller job. Stony's brother was wrongly killed by the police. A misunderstanding results in Tisean's baby being taken from her. Cleo just wants to get out of the 'hood. These are the desperate situations of four female best friends, who jointly take a drastic measure to improve their lives... The women decide to rob a bank, an experience that gives them an emotional rush in addition to easy money. Hooked, the quartet continue (and escalate) their crime sprees, attracting the attention of the authorities. As a result, the foursome learn a violent -- and tragic -- version of the adage "crime does not pay."
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1000042990

  • Credits
    Kimberly Elise, John C. McGinley, Vivica A. Fox
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Boosted by some really cool heist sequences and an excellent performance by Queen Latifah..."
    Premiere

    "...Very particular, very engaging....[A] fresh piece of work..." -- Rating: B+
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...A well-crafted girls-n-the-hood actioner, with an acute social conscience and plenty of soul....A tale of female bonding and empowerment, this relevant film boasts a terrific cast..."
    Variety

    "...A heist film with more than guns and ammo on its mind....A project worth paying attention to..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "...The action sequences -- the robberies, the close calls, the shootouts -- are all well-handled....What makes the film special is the way it shows the motivations of its four women..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

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