Menace II Society

Critic Score

85%

User Score

93%
In theaters May 26, 1993
R, 1 hr. 44 min.

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Movie Info

Synopsis: This debut offering from twin brothers Albert and Allen Hughes was one of the most critically-acclaimed urban crime films to appear in the wake of John Singleton's influential Boyz N the Hood. Set in
Director: Allen Hughes, Albert Hughes
Rated: R
Running Time: 1 hr. 44 min.
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Theater Release: May 26, 1993
DVD Release: Jul 03, 2001

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Critic Reviews

  • 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. More...
  • Bleak, brilliant, and unsparing: a full-scale vision of the madness that is tearing up the black inner city. More...
  • Fierce, violent and searing in its observation, the film makes previous excursions seem like a stroll through the park. More...
  • Regrettably, the Hughes brothers' first feature is a compendium of clichés. More...
  • If Menace II Society is terrific on ambiance, it is considerably less successful in revealing character. More...
  • Nothing the Hughes brothers have done in their videos for Tone Loc, Tupac Shakur and others prepares you for the controlled intensity and maturity they bring to their stunning feature debut. More...
  • Anyone who views this film thoughtfully must ask why our society makes guns easier to obtain and use than does any other country in the civilized world. And that is only the most obvious of the many questions the film inspires. More...
  • It's maddening and enlivening. It's brilliant and tacky. It's funny and horrifying. It will gratify the worst elements in the crowd; it will engage the very best. More...
  • It won't be a fun time -- at least not in the conventional sense -- but you'll sit through a ninety-seven minute odyssey that won't be quickly forgotten. More...
  • The Hughes brothers' debut is an exhilarating urban nightmare. More...

User Reviews

  • Back in my days of school I heard of this film but knew nothing of it. It was commonly known as a 90's video nasty and was the talk of the town...
  • This is the truth. This is what's real. Great strong movie! Menace To Society is as hard hitting powerful as any film about the Hood is ever going...
  • "yea, ima git a double burger... and some fries.." "ay, ay, nigga what da fuck i say? wit cheese, mutha fucka, wit cheese!"
  • just short of boyz in the hood as an urban drama with real chops, the film is a bit more reliant on entertaiment than reality than boyz in the hood...
  • Grocery Store Man: I feel sorry for your mother. O-Dog: What'd you say about my mama? A ghetto drama about a young hustler who was equipped to...
  • Better than Boyz in da hood, this is gritty and real. There is not one hint of Hollywood or Disney, it?s a long hard look at the true nature of the...
  • Tyrin Turner stars as Caine, son of a drug dealer and junkie, raised by his grandparents in the projects and typical product of the 'hood. The Hughes...
  • I was really into these type of films in the 90's when I was in my early teens, it really does seem quite dated now. An enjoyable nostalgic watch,...
  • Brace yourself when U watch this!
  • A very good if extremely violent crime film. Similar to Boyz N the hood it charts the life of a young man in the LA hood. Great performances and very...