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John Singleton United States, 1991

Filipe F. Coutinho's rating of the film Boyz n the Hood

In the vein of Spike Lee's "in your face" political statements, Boyz N the Hood falls flat despite some moments of greatness. Singleton's praise as a writer/director seems somewhat overblown. Nevertheless, this solid depiction of the life in the "hood" features a great turn by Fishburne, whose societal statements are still in tune with today's realities.