Straight Outta Compton Reviews

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April 30, 2018
Jackson the Younger is a carbon copy of his father who makes him seem even greater than the original; he's somehow more Cube than Cube.
April 23, 2018
It's all good. The film may be whitewashed, but it has its heart in the right place. Straight Outta Compton is precise in the emotions it wants to evoke.
March 2, 2018
This is more like an "afterschool special", as the former drug-dealer Eazy-E puts it, than a fearsomely violent movie. No bad thing. It is still a well-paced, well-made, perfectly enjoyable romp.
March 2, 2018
This is not just a movie about a music group. This is a movie about the late 80's early 90's...it is such a good telling of that chunk of time. Everything about this feels like you literally went back in time.
December 3, 2017
Even though Straight Outta Compton occasionally stumbles over the weight of its own ambition, it's impossible not to be drawn into this wickedly rough and harsh lifestyle that allowed vital voices of a generation to emerge
October 30, 2017
It's overlong, the acting gets better as it goes on (Ice Cube's own son, O'Shea Jackson, Jr very convincingly plays his father) but the furiously angry music, when seen in context, is incredible.
October 18, 2017
Straight Outta Compton ends up an above-average biopic, but it could have been so much more.
September 21, 2017
This biopic serves as a good crash course on the explicit world of gangsta rap.
August 17, 2017
For a film that clocks in at two-and-a-half hours, the pacing never drags and we never wonder who got left behind.
August 16, 2017
. . . the film begins to sag, weighed down with too many beefs and shady dealings.
July 13, 2017
Like most music pictures, Straight Outta Compton is most enjoyable when it's chronicling its heroes' rise-discovering their message, conquering the public, throwing increasingly debauched parties.
April 12, 2017
The film is remarkable because of how deeply it will resonate with today's audience.
March 15, 2017
This is a monster film. You will walk out feeling like you have been entertained, educated and emotionally fulfilled. Eight months into the year 2015, and this is the only perfect film that has hit the theaters. This is it.
August 13, 2016
It's a musical biopic in an urban warzone and we see how the culture of gangs and drugs and poverty and simmering racial conflicts shaped the group's angry message.
June 20, 2016
Straight Outta Compton swears to tell the truth, the half-truth, and nothing but the, uh... you know the rest.
June 17, 2016
Straight Outta Compton is at its most compelling when the band's adversaries are the authorities... But the film's energy level noticeably sags in the second half when the band are at odds with each other.
June 12, 2016
The backdrop of Rodney King-era L.A and the realness and rawness of N.W.A.'s music, not to mention the passionate and heartfelt performances of the film's three young leads gives the film an undeniable power.
May 27, 2016
In spite of its many formal and structural flaws, 'Straight Outta Compton' works, because it captures a moment, and positions its music at the center of that moment.
May 27, 2016
Gangs packed military-grade weaponry, the heaviosity of gangsta rap inexorably began transmogrifying the USA into a hip-hop nation, and 'Compton' puts you right there.
May 25, 2016
The self-aggrandising opening is followed up by a self-pitying, superficial final half.
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