Boyz n the Hood Reviews

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.
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
Singleton sometimes displays his youthful inexperience in melodramatic emphasis and rhetorical flourishes, but he has created a deeply troubling film about responsibility.
August 25, 2008
Even in its warmest moments, there is a fearful chill in this hood's air. And on the hearts of its boyz.
August 18, 2008
The violence in Boyz N the Hood is neither gratuitous nor melodramatic; its aftermath is shattering. Singleton's powerhouse movie has the impact of a stun gun.
March 17, 2008
An absorbing, smartly made dramatic encyclopedia of problems and ethics in the black community, 1991.
March 17, 2008
Boyz n the Hood is a booming, heart slam of a film.
February 9, 2007
Shows some genuine talent in handling character and action, and equal amounts of confusion and attitude when it comes to matters of gender and ghetto politics.
June 24, 2006
What makes the film so affecting is the no-nonsense direction and Singleton's sure, specific sense of the rewards and hardships of community; in this, he is lent excellent support from a fine cast.
May 20, 2003
In this setting, the actors could easily disappear into speeches or stereotypes, but they don't; the film's strength is that it sustains an intimate and realistic tone.
June 5, 2002
Boys N the Hood wants to be The Learning Tree and Super Fly at once, an ambition that doesn`t seem quite honest.
January 1, 2000
Boyz N the Hood is a rude, insistent rap, an unflinching, often funny, always compassionate look at coming of age in South Central Los Angeles.
January 1, 2000
Singleton adroitly lets the emotions wash over the didacticism, his feet placed squarely on direct experience and timeliness.
January 1, 2000
Boyz N the Hood has maturity and emotional depth: There are no cheap shots, nothing is thrown in for effect, realism is placed ahead of easy dramatic payoffs, and the audience grows deeply involved.