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Set It Off (Director's Cut)

Set It Off (Director's Cut)
Set It Off (Director's Cut)
Set It Off (Director's Cut)
  • R
  • 2h 4m
  • 2008
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“If Darnell could rob a bank, we can take a bank.” That’s what four tough and tough-times L.A. women think after a brother from the projects pulls off a bloody bank heist. So they armor up and make bank robbery a woman’s game. Four memorable stars – Jada Pinkett (The Matrix Reloaded/Revolutions), Queen Latifah (Hairspray), Vivica A. Fox (Kill Bill Vol. 1) and Kimberly Elise (Close to Home) – slam home the action in director F. Gary Gray’s (Friday) blistering, breakthrough thriller that’s now even more incendiary in an Extended Director’s Cut Deluxe Edition never before on DVD. If you’re looking for movie dynamite, Set It Off with these girlz in the hood.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: It may not boast an original plot, but Set It Off is a satisfying, socially conscious heist film thanks largely to fine performances from its leads.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Friends rob banks in '90s adventure; violence, cursing.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Set It Off is a 1996 drama about four working-class inner-city friends who work full-time but can hardly pay their bills. One's brother is killed (on-screen) by the police. Another can't afford to keep her baby. Another is falsely accused of conspiring to rob a bank, so she figures she might as well actually go ahead and rob one. The hopelessness of black families living in projects is vividly depicted. Fatal shootings are shown. Violent car chases lead to more shootings. Couples have sex, including a same-sex pair, but no nudity is shown. Cigarettes, marijuana, and alcohol are all consumed. Language includes "f--k," "s--t," "p---y," and the "N" word.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Positive Role Models
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Action, Thriller, Drama
  • Release Date:July 24, 2008
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
  • Screen Pass Eligible:No
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