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John Singleton United States, 1991

mjgildea's rating of the film Boyz n the Hood

I didn't love or hate Boyz N the Hood. It felt like overrated diet Spike Lee and came off more like a diluted episode of Yo MTV Raps than a platform for the few nuggets of wisdom Laurence Fishburne's character imparted. Ice Cube was fun and I'm sure this is Cuba Gooding Jr's only good performance. Fishburne was great and there wasn't enough Angela Bassett. There's never enough Angela Bassett...