Baby Boy Reviews

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July 4, 2011
The film is a bold examination of an aspect of African American life. There's no shortage of sex, violence, or urban realism.
January 29, 2010
The characters are so full-bodied and the feelings so raw and complex that I'd call this the best thing John Singleton has done to date
August 7, 2008
December 30, 2006
February 26, 2006
This is yet another coming-of-age tale except that the hero is not a teenager but a young man who goes out of his way to be macho but really is a mama boy.
December 21, 2005
Recommended mainly to the more devoted Singleton fans, Baby Boy is pretty strong evidence of a filmmaker who still has plenty to say.
December 6, 2005
August 17, 2003
May 20, 2003
December 8, 2002
November 18, 2002
An unfortunate hybrid of Oedipal and Peter Pan complexes, Singleton's film is a mishmash of half-cocked ideas and unrealized sentiments.
September 25, 2002
...while it's not as gritty as Boyz N the Hood or as compelling as Higher Learning, Baby Boy is certainly worth checking out if only for the superb performances...
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March 19, 2002
March 4, 2002
There's no cuddling this Baby Boy, a profoundly sad commentary on the vicious circle that continues to terminally plague our bewildered, impressionable and disadvantaged young urban black men.
November 12, 2001
Johnson and Rhames are superb as Jody's charming, hard-working mother and her ex-con boyfriend Melvin.
November 7, 2001
August 2, 2001
It's an intermittently powerful but deeply flawed film.
August 2, 2001
To a large degree, its ungainliness is forgivable, as it reflects a breadth of ambition, not a failure of talent.
July 23, 2001
The director deserves credit for tackling a worthwhile subject, but many will find the film's tone too soft and approving.
July 16, 2001
Never rises above the level of a soap opera.
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