Boyz 'N The Hood

Boyz 'N The Hood

Boyz 'N The Hood

Debut film from director John Singleton (Poetic Justice). The saga of a group of childhood friends living in a south central Los Angeles neighbourhood. Stars Cuba Gooding Jr, Laurence Fishburne and Ice Cube.

1991Rating: M, High level coarse language, Medium level violence112 minsUSA
Drama

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Boyz N the Hood has maturity and emotional depth: There are no cheap shots, nothing is thrown in for effect, realism is placed ahead of easy dramatic payoffs...

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Variety

Variety

An absorbing, smartly made dramatic encyclopedia of problems and ethics in the black community, 1991.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A passionate drama shot with fluency and style, a study of what amounts to life during wartime...

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Singleton adroitly lets the emotions wash over the didacticism, his feet placed squarely on direct experience and timeliness.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A film any seasoned director would be proud of, but as a debut is nothing short of amazing.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Singleton and his actors... take us inside the ghetto in a way mainstream films almost never do.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

It’s... earnest straightforwardness that provides the film much of its power...

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Ice Cube’s stripped-back performance should be remembered as one of the best of the ’90s.

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Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

It's always risky to proclaim a new force in film based upon just one film, but Boyz N the Hood is good enough to suggest that John Singleton is going to be a major player for a long time.

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The Irish Times

The Irish Times

The dialogue is hilarious, loaded, questioning.

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