Overall Rank: 2410
Average Rating: 3.1/4
# of Ratings: 10
Theatrical Release Date: 11/10/1999
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Craig Bolotin
Actors: Usher Raymond, Forest Whitaker, Rosario Dawson, Judd Nelson, Sara Gilbert, Vanessa Williams
Plot: On a freezing day in Queens, six students decide to take over their school after accidentally shooting a police officer in the leg. They want to be heard and make their schools and their lives better. They seek redemption in each other and in the eyes of the world, only to discover that violence begets violence, and intentions, no matter how good, always have a cross-purpose.
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PsychoKing1227 - wrote on 08/17/2009
I really really liked "Light It Up." I remember seeing it when it first came out and realized how beautiful of a movie it was, led by a bright, incredibly talented young cast. When they discover that the ONLY way out of their problems is to embrace their own stereotypes, it was nothing short of brilliant writing on a philosophical level. A great movie that teaches us all to light it all up. Usher, Rosario Dawson, Judd Nelson, Sara Gilbert, Vanessa Williams, and Forest Whitaker are all incredible performers and Craig Bolotin directed marvelously.
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