Set It Off 1996

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The ebullience of 1970’s exploitation features in Coffy, Foxy Brown and Cleopatra Jones finds a more subdued but still entertaining medium in F Gary Gray’s taut thriller Set it Off. Vivian A Fox, Queen Latifah, Kimberly Elise and Jade Pinkett Smith are four South Californian women who plan and execute a series of bank heists, with John C McGinley’s copper on their trail. Based on a true story, Gray’s film has sympathetic protagonists and sparse action, leading to a ending that pushes the audience’s empathy with the girls to the limit. Featuring the eminence grise of rap, Dr Dre, as Black Sam.

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