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Light It UpAfter a shooting incident in a neglected inner-city school leaves a police officer wounded, six teenage high school seniors holds the cop hostage, in a desperate effort to improve the run-down conditions of their high-school.
Actors of "Light It Up"
Directors of "Light It Up"Craig BolotinBirthdate: 23 May 1954, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Creators of "Light It Up"Craig BolotinBirthdate: 23 May 1954, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Critic Reviews of "Light It Up"New York PostJanuary 01, 2000
The dialogue is ridiculous and condescending.Dallas Morning NewsJanuary 01, 2000
Painfully obvious and cliched.Chicago TribuneJanuary 01, 2000
Writer-director Craig Bolotin wants to get our motors racing, our minds pondering and our hearts pumping. Laudable goals; shaky results.Orlando SentinelJanuary 01, 2000
Bolotin repeatedly reminds the viewer of his lack of imagination.Film.comJanuary 01, 2000
Nelson, Whitaker and their talented, young co-stars give this film most of whatever juice it has.USA TodayJanuary 01, 2000
Crackling dialogue, surprising intelligence and an emotional wallop.eFilmCritic.comApril 17, 2005
Snuff it out!Arkansas Democrat-GazetteFebruary 18, 2005
...isn't so much a bad movie as an unfinished movieMovieholeSeptember 19, 2002
"The Breakfast Club" in the GhettoInternet ReviewsJanuary 01, 2000
Too often writer/directors such as Light It Up's Craig Bolotin don't take the time to create a plausible plot and realistic dialog.Milwaukee Journal SentinelJanuary 01, 2000
It begins as a high school comedy romp and then abruptly turns into a TV cop show-caliber thriller.San Francisco ExaminerJanuary 01, 2000
A laughably disconnected hostage drama.
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