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  1. AnnalieseVevo's rating of the film Boyz n the Hood

    3.5. it hasn't aged very well but its an important story that needs to be told

  2. Emil's rating of the film Boyz n the Hood

  3. Jonathan Smith's rating of the film Boyz n the Hood

    Hard hitting drama about life in the LA's infamous ghetto. More than just a indulgent supplement to gangsta rap's emergence, Boyz n The Hood is a deeply humane & powerful insight. Cuba Gooding Jr, in his first major role, anchors the tale of 3 friends at a crossroads in life, but Laurence Fishburne steals the show with a bold monologue. John Singleton successfully combines culture, plot and message for a great film.

  4. lostlevel's rating of the film Boyz n the Hood

    Though the sentiment rings true it seems to have gained more cheese with time. The acting (mostly Larry) helped carry it through the 90s soundtrack but over all it's still a good film and a reminder of some hard truths.

  5. Laura Hitchman's rating of the film Boyz n the Hood

    A bit dated and cheesy but enjoyably so, and I was involved enough to shed a tear at the end. An unpretentious classic.

  6. raggiodisole's rating of the film Boyz n the Hood

    Solid story, some excellent performances, but the soundtrack has not aged well

  7. jeremy's rating of the film Boyz n the Hood

    Apart from the, at times, schmaltzy soundtrack and some bad cinematography choices (what was with all the unnecessary dolly shots?) this is a GREAT film. Heartbreaking ending.

  8. Louis's rating of the film Boyz n the Hood

    Very dated but the sentiment rings true.

  9. mpiedfort's rating of the film Boyz n the Hood

    Teaches us that film is a powerful tool in giving a voice to the oppressed and unheard members of our society.

  10. Sara Lejon's rating of the film Boyz n the Hood

    Cheesy film with some seriously bad acting. Love Ice Cube though.

  11. trystero's rating of the film Boyz n the Hood

    Used to love it but the after-school special vibe really doesn't work for me anymore :(

  12. Sebastian Thiel's rating of the film Boyz n the Hood

    Although its set in the Hood. This movie is so much more than a 'Hood / Gangster' film. And thats what i love about it. Its flooded with so much insight and has many powerful messages. Messages that are still relevant today. A true classic.

  13. Ayesha Casely-Hayford's rating of the film Boyz n the Hood

    All time classic. Best saxophone riffs. "Either they don’t know or they don’t show what’s goin on in the hood."

  14. Paul Relf's rating of the film Boyz n the Hood

    Fanfuckintastic motherfucker! A classic film that ticks all the boxes... Cast, script, plot, visuals, soundtrack.... Isn't it wonderful to watch a film like that?

  15. Al Green's rating of the film Boyz n the Hood

    Wow. It's been 24 years since I first saw this film !. Sadly, it's the same old story going round and round. This is still as powerful and poignant as when it was first released. The characters are all there to prove various points and at times the narrative is a bit predictable but the acting is very honest and all told it's heartbreaking to watch.

  16. Neil Maxfield's rating of the film Boyz n the Hood

  17. Squashua's rating of the film Boyz n the Hood

    A statement piece that, along with Spike Lee's work around the same time, reconfigured the depiction of the black community in America away from the bombast of Blaxploitation before it. When watching it over 20 years later, it's an issue to realise how the earnest, if slightly dramatised, events of this film have been regurgitated in so many others since. Damaging clichés or legitimate problems? It's hard to know.

  18. L-JNolan's rating of the film Boyz n the Hood

    brilliant, well made and heart wrenching. All too sad that the issues raised in this film are still relevant (if not worse) today almost two decades later.

  19. PFL's rating of the film Boyz n the Hood

    A well-made and, above all, very human film. At times the plot feels almost too tidy for the grittiness of the setting (so brilliantly evoked), but this does not detract from the devastating power of the movie. The cast are excellent with Larry Fishburne giving a quietly majestic performance.

  20. Luca Prosperi's rating of the film Boyz n the Hood

    Very good movie. Unpretentious. Just went for what it wanted to portrait. No spillovers or lessons for life.

  21. scamilo's rating of the film Boyz n the Hood

    Really good film. Portraits a good reportage about the life these people has to face.

  22. Benji's rating of the film Boyz n the Hood

  23. sebastianbarronmubi's rating of the film Boyz n the Hood

  24. baba lola's rating of the film Boyz n the Hood

    I first saw this when I was 7...