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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
March 17, 2008
Don't let the silly styling of the title put you off; this is a powerful, convincing, and terrifying look at teenage crime in contemporary Watts.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
March 17, 2008
Bleak, brilliant, and unsparing: a full-scale vision of the madness that is tearing up the black inner city.
Full Review | Original Score: A

Film4
March 17, 2008
The Hughes brothers' debut is an exhilarating urban nightmare.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
March 17, 2008
An impressive first feature from the 21-year-old twin brother directing team of Albert and Allen Hughes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Leonard Klady
Variety
March 17, 2008
Fierce, violent and searing in its observation, the film makes previous excursions seem like a stroll through the park.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
December 27, 2006
The most stunning feature debut in the new African-American cinema, even more so than Boyz N the Hood to which the coming-of age feature bears thematic resemblance.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Brad Laidman
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
It makes the Hood seem worse than Vietnam.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 5, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Pablo Villaša
Cinema em Cena
April 18, 2005
Um retrato impiedoso (e real) de uma sociedade preconceituosa, injusta e massacrante que transforma jovens em ameašas e que, infelizmente, Ú encontrada em todo o mundo.
| Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 7, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Douglas Pratt
DVDLaser
November 6, 2004
Stylistically the film is brilliant, making repeat viewings highly appealing.
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 18, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
September 16, 2003
One of greatest filmmaking achievements of the 1990s.
Full Review| Original Score: 8/10
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
May 23, 2003
Strong stuff, but the film-making's a little rough around the edges.
| Original Score: 3/5
Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News
April 28, 2003
A more honest and better made movie than any of the other group of films made about black neighborhoods in the early 90's.
| Original Score: 4/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
December 22, 2002
A classic film! Introduced mainstream America to the dangers of blowjobs.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
December 11, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
October 31, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
An important American film, in the way it's both artistically achieved and representative of a reality.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 26, 2002
One of the few films to follow "Boyz" that actually had something new to add.
| Original Score: 4/5

Empire Magazine
March 17, 2008
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