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Menace II Society Reviews

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December 7, 2017
The gang life, with its guns and crack, casual obscenity and misogyny, is expertly caught, but the Hugheses don't impose their own vision. We're left with the same old cliches and carnage.
February 9, 2006
Regrettably, the Hughes brothers' first feature is a compendium of clichés.
February 3, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
May 20, 2003
If Menace II Society is terrific on ambiance, it is considerably less successful in revealing character.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 30, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
Unlike Boyz N the Hood and Juice, however, this one is so downbeat and depressing there seems to be little hope for anyone who comes out of these neighborhoods.
February 7, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 26, 2002
One of the few films to follow "Boyz" that actually had something new to add.
| Original Score: 4/5
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.
December 11, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
January 25, 2002
To be sure, it's in an influential and powerful story -- but it comes off as considerably more shallow than the reality it claims to portray.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
April 18, 2005
Um retrato impiedoso (e real) de uma sociedade preconceituosa, injusta e massacrante que transforma jovens em ameaças e que, infelizmente, é encontrada em todo o mundo.
| Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
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.
May 12, 2001
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.
September 16, 2003
One of greatest filmmaking achievements of the 1990s.
Full Review| Original Score: 8/10
November 6, 2004
Stylistically the film is brilliant, making repeat viewings highly appealing.
| Original Score: 3/5
October 5, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
March 17, 2008
Fierce, violent and searing in its observation, the film makes previous excursions seem like a stroll through the park.
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