Boyz N the Hood Synopsis
Three boys become men, one guided by his father, in their racially divided Los Angeles neighborhood.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Flows in a way that seems effortless, following its own path, arriving at its own place. Only after the movie is over are the outlines of...
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100

Empire

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The film not only lives up to its "Increase The Peace" subtitle but by refusing to overtly moralise puts its concerns across with...
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100

Newsweek

By David Ansen
Singleton's powerhouse movie has the impact of a stun gun. [15 July 1991]
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Has maturity and emotional depth: There are no cheap shots, nothing is thrown in for effect, realism is placed ahead of easy dramatic...
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100

Time

By Richard Schickel
Remarkable. [22 July 1991]
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
In a watershed year for black filmmakers, Singleton has made the punchiest feature debut in recent memory. Those who complain that Lee's...
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80

TV Guide

Positive figures--Furious, Tre, Brandi--are rendered perhaps too virtuous, and Singleton becomes a bit preachy in the closing scenes, but...
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Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
All of the major players turn in powerhouse performances, and Fishburne nails his best role yet as Furious.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Julie Salamon
Mr. Singleton is a very good storyteller, but every once in a while he stops his story cold with speeches. You can feel the audience lost...
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Dave Kehr
Boys N the Hood wants to be “The Learning Tree'' and “Super Fly'' at once, an ambition that doesn't seem quite honest. [12 July 1991]
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Incredible movie

By redyeah
Thsi is one of those movie one could watch over and over and still never tire of. The cast is immaculate. The plot is well developed. The dialogue is spot on. And poor Morris Chestbut. Cried when I...

Great Movie

By 619boy531
This was a very good movie. It was pretty sad. It had a great cast, great story. Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding, & Morris Chestnut were amazing in this movie. You should see this movie if you haven't....

Boyz N the Hood

By Ruby_Redz
Very good movie. John Singleton did an exception job depicting the lifestyle of urban ghetto life. The cast Cuba, Morris Chestnut, Ice Cube, Angela Laurence, and Nia Long were extremely superior in...

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