Boyz n the Hood (1991)
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documentary like in its realism. shatteringly powerful and almost impossible to comprehend that singleton was only 23. a masterful first feature
Thanks to John Singelton's writing and directing as well as the amazing perfromences and the strong message, Boyz n the Hood is one of the most effective and powerful films I have seen in a while. It may also be the best and most realistic portrayal of a an american black neighborhood in L.A that i have ever seen.
A great and important film from the 90's
Damn, damn good movie. Loved it. One of the most emotional movies I have seen in a long time. Amazing performances, writing, and directing. Honestly, this movie is a little overlooked. Definitely a precursor to themes in The Wire and Straight Outta Compton.
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This movie ranks #44 in Spike Lee's Essential Film List
This movie ranks #118 in The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made
This movie ranks #126 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
This movie ranks #370 in National Film Registry
This movie ranks #824 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die