Set It Off [Deluxe Edition] [Director's Cut] [DVD] [1996]

  • SKU: 9006679
  • Release Date: 09/08/2009
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (187 out of 193)

    Special Features


    • New featurette - Setting It Straight: Making of Set It Off
    • Ray J - Let It Go music video
    • Theatrical trailer

    Synopsis


    Set It Off
    The sophomore film effort from music video director F. Gary Gray, Set It Off is a crime thriller about four women bank robbers from a housing project in L.A. Ever since her parents' death, Stony (Jada Pinkett Smith) has had to act as a parent to her little brother Stevie (Chaz Lamar Shepard). She works in various capacities to make a future for him at U.C.L.A. Cleo (Queen Latifah) is a butch lesbian who wants nothing more than to customize her classic car. Tisean (Kimberly Elise) is a painfully shy single mother to her son Jajuan, struggling to make ends meet. Frankie (Vivica A. Fox) is the stylish bank teller who gets fired in the opening scene and ends up working with the other three at a janitorial service owned by irritating boss Luther (Thomas Jefferson Byrd). With Frankie upset from her unjust firing, Stony angry from the wrongful killing of her brother, and Tisean losing her baby to the child protective services, the four friends are motivated to rob a bank themselves. Looking for thrills, Cleo gets some guns from Black Sam (Dr. Dre in a cameo role), and they pull off their first job without a hitch. Their success starts a trend and they rob other banks in the area, all the while being investigated by Detective Strode (John C. McGinley). In a romantic subplot, Stony finds romance with wealthy Harvard-educated Keith (Blair Underwood) before the violent chase-scene ending. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Jada Pinkett Smith
      Jada Pinkett Smith - Stony
    • Queen Latifah
      Queen Latifah - Cleo
    • Vivica A. Fox
      Vivica A. Fox - Frankie
    • Kimberly Elise
      Kimberly Elise - Tisean
    • John C. McGinley
      John C. McGinley - Detective Strode



    Customer rating

    4.7
    97%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Woman with Attitudes

      Posted
      Layz

      A great drama movie about four who fall on hard times and decide to rob some banks. Laeding off is Jada Pinkett who is brilliant as woman going there alot to help her younger make it to college. Queen Latifah does a strange convincing job as Cleo, that had alot of people questioning her. Vivica Fox plays a former bank teller that knows the inside track on the bank. And last but not least, new comer Kimberly Elise plays a shy single mother that needs money to take care of child.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie

      Posted
      Laubert1317
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      The power of women. The power of love. The power of Remembering ... and sometimes living for others. Each actor Brings Herself to her role, and if you've wandered the world just a little, each will remind you of someone you know. A coming of age movie ... in a real harsh world.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Jada, Vivica, Kimberly and Queen set it off

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      matineeidol
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      A compelling bank heist movie about four female friends of color teetering on the edge of poverty. When events push these women too far, they snap and chose a path they believe will lead them out of their troubles, but only leads to more trouble. A hard look at life without opportunities. Blu-ray director's cut 2:40:1 format.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Superb storyline

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      darrylk
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      Jada Pinkett's performance as the leader of the all female gang was outstanding. This movie detailed what it's like to be a financially deprived female trying to make things right for your family and elevate yourself from the muck and the sometimes difficult choices that you are faced with. Realistic, believable and sadly topical.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      ok movie

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      Me1969
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      Set It Off" tells of four poor black women who rob banks to get money. A simple minded film with too many flaws to go into here, "Set It Off" just doesn't work. From the outside looking it, it appears as though a good cast was hamstrung by mediocre directing and a really awful screenplay.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic Movie

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      Jdatl1980
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      This is an old movie, but its a 90s classic about 4 women from the hood that have lives that have been unfair to to them. In their effort to see a better life, these 4 women make a choice that change their lives forever. A must see, if you've never seen it. I just had to add it to the collection.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Good movie

      Posted
      Businesswoman
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      I always really liked this movie even though it's an old movie. It was sad but it was funny too and it also made you see how other issues in life people are faced with. I enjoyed the movie and would recommend to anyone who can handle seeing life from all different angles.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Short Summary Of Set It off

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      Ebreezy
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      I like set it off it is a good movie.the setting was back in 1996. the location they pick was good and the chemistry between everybody in that movie was good. I like what queen latifah said in the middle part of the movie. I recommend that you should see it because it is a funny and good movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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