Authentic and emotional look at life in South Central in the 80s/90s. The cast is great, even Ice Cube. Also hilarious that the subtitles let me know exactly which song was in each scene, including several by Ice Cube... when he's on the screen. Crossover appeal!
It is dated watching it now, which I guess is obvious with it being so contemporary when released. The clothes and the music will always give this movie a firm timestamp. Ice Cube is the scene stealer in every one he is involved with. A great screen debut