The Wood Reviews

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March 25, 2019
This is a comfort-food movie, predictable but satisfying. Also, by jumping between the late '80s and the late '90s, the film offers a treasure trove of old-school music.
December 6, 2005
March 16, 2004
May 20, 2003
April 25, 2003
Choppy coming-of-age story.
January 10, 2003
December 18, 2002
December 8, 2002
It wants to be Boyz in the Hood (Boyz in the Wood) but the obscenity laced dialogue and raw objectification of woman renders it a contrite pretender more along the lines of Booty Call and Trippin.
December 2, 2002
Never delves much deeper into the three friends' psychology than a sitcom pilot would, though the cast try their best.
October 15, 2002
A charmer, a heartfelt memoir full of the buoyant good spirits and free-wheeling fun that, say, American Pie never had.
August 26, 2002
A well-intentioned exercise in humanism... but as art or a successful narrative, the movie is ultimately empty.
June 13, 2002
June 5, 2002
Heartfelt honesty and a determined refusal to resort to exploitative stereotypes help make The Wood an uncommonly uplifting experience for audiences of all races and backgrounds.
March 3, 2002
Three middle-class African-American men yearn to stay forever young as they struggle with their relationships with women.
February 14, 2001
An across-the-board delight featuring a spot-on ensemble cast that treats the most awkward and embarrassing moments in the rites of passage with affectionate hilarity.
February 14, 2001
What are you waiting on? Go see this one!
January 1, 2000
A refreshing, loving look at friendship and growing up black.
January 1, 2000
There's a lot of good interplay between the leads, and the flashback scenes successfully evoke the '80s.
January 1, 2000
this film's spirit and charm overwhelmingly eclipse technical pops and sputters.
January 1, 2000
A respectable debut.
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