Straight Outta Compton Reviews

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August 24, 2015
The core of the story is business, the object is power, and the quirks of desire and twists of the unconscious are given no place in the struggle-which the movie sharply carries ahead to the present day.
August 21, 2015
It's very easy to imagine sing-along showings cropping up for years to come.
August 20, 2015
This movie about a group of risk-takers should have taken more risks itself.
August 15, 2015
Straight Outta Compton aims to cross cultures and sanctify the wisdom of the street-to make a universal underdog story. It succeeds on a visceral level.
August 14, 2015
Straight Outta Compton is so beholden to the appeasement of so many artists and legacies and estates that none of it coheres as a movie.
August 14, 2015
While no one will mistake this for a protest film-there are too many pool parties-the movie's portrait of a militarized police force all too eager to assault young black men can't help but resonate in our own moment.
July 5, 2019
There is so much going on in the lyrical wordplay of the music, much deeper than the critics who tend to focus on its violent imagery suggests.
May 4, 2019
A hugely impressive cast, supplemented by an engrossing depiction of California, give perfectly-nuanced performances to a story that feels as important now as ever.
April 6, 2019
Straight Outta Compton proves as infectiously entertaining as it is educational thanks to F. Gary Gray's richly textured direction and a thumping soundtrack that confirms rap as the protest music of its time.
March 7, 2019
Gray and screenwriters Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff at times feel too handcuffed to the group's well-documented history, breaking up the rhythm of the story to check off a minor, well-documented detail of the journey.
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