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The Wood Reviews

April 25, 2003
Choppy coming-of-age story.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
The growing-up stuff is kind of wonderful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Artificial, tension-free.
January 1, 2000
Famuyiwa has kicked up fertile new storytelling territory for black filmmakers.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 1, 2000
The Wood is a solid debut for director Famuyiwa.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Inane coming-of-age comedy.
January 1, 2000
A fair and admirable comedy we haven't quite seen before.
January 1, 2000
Awkward performances, unsure directing flaw The Wood.
January 1, 2000
The Wood paints a fair picture of growing up black, bright and, of all things, without sullen malice or uncorrectable misogyny.
January 1, 2000
This rambling and episodic autobiographical saga of three friends coming of age in Inglewood, Calif. in the '80s is so determined to be likable that it forgets to be interesting.
January 1, 2000
Quaint and refreshing!
January 1, 2000
Even the charismatic Epps can't bail out a script that lacks tension, too often substitutes high-fives for dialogue or action and calls for farce scenes that used to get 'em rolling in the stone aisles of ancient Greece.
January 1, 2000
Since positive images of middle-class black friendships and romance remain rare while gangster tales, drugs and gang gunfire dominate the screen, The Wood gets bonus points.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
A savvy, good-natured comedy!
January 1, 2000
The Wood spends too much time wallowing in arrested adolescence to make you feel you've traveled anywhere.
January 1, 2000
When will Epps, who was in The Mod Squad, get a picture worthy of his obvious talent?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
It's about time someone made a movie with black male characters who are believable and funny without being buffoonish.