Boyz n the Hood Reviews

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July 19, 2018
The story is laid out with the simplicity of a naive morality tale but is not in the least boring.
April 2, 2018
All of these supporting characters proved indispensable to the film's lasting power.
January 10, 2017
The dialogue is hilarious, loaded, questioning.
October 28, 2016
It seems as box-fresh as a pair of white high-tops and as powerful and funny today as it was in 1991.
October 27, 2016
Boyz N the Hood is a passionate drama shot with fluency and style, a study of what amounts to life during wartime, with people grimly used to gunfire and helicopters thudding overhead.
October 26, 2016
It feels like it should be cheesy and manipulative, but the utter sincerity lifts it immeasurable.
October 24, 2016
Singleton was only 23 when he made this urgent state-of-the-nation drama. But his skill with the camera, handling of actors, and raw dialogue suggests a seasoned pro.
September 27, 2016
Powerful, old-school look at life surrounded by violence.
September 2, 2016
Though it eviscerates the white establishment from the opening reel, much of the film exhibits a deeply conservative worldview, even for 1991.
August 1, 2016
It's always risky to proclaim a new force in film based upon just one film, but Boyz N the Hood is good enough to suggest that John Singleton is going to be a major player for a long time.
August 1, 2016
Like a jazz ensemble, Singleton and his actors slowly involve us in an almost sensual melange of moods, images and situations that take us inside the ghetto in a way mainstream films almost never do.
August 1, 2016
While it's often as pedantic and square as an Army training film, this movie about black teens trying to grow up in a gang-plagued South Central Los Angeles area generates strong emotions.
August 1, 2016
This is a film that people should see.
August 1, 2016
What's fresh about Boyz N The Hood is the contemporary L.A. setting, presented with care and energy by young writer/director Singleton.
August 1, 2016
John Singleton, a stunningly gifted newcomer, directed this complex and nuanced look at an urgently important subject.
August 1, 2016
It's a terrific movie.
August 1, 2016
Emotionally, this film will leave you grim-faced and shaken. It hits hard where so many films aim and miss -- at the heart.
August 1, 2016
Alongside Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs, this was the most astonishing and hard-hitting directorial debut of the 1990s.
August 1, 2016
Singleton sometimes displays his youthful inexperience in melodramatic emphasis and rhetorical flourishes, but he has created a deeply troubling film about responsibility.
August 1, 2016
This is an impressive debut for Singleton.
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