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A.k.a.
Boys in the Hood
Year
1991
Runtime
112 min.
Director
John Singleton
Genres
Crime, Drama
Rating *
7.8
Votes *
77,231
Checks
12,809
Favs
614
Dislikes
41
Favs/checks
4.8% (1:21)
Favs/dislikes
15:1
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  1. jacktrewin's avatar

    jacktrewin

    documentary like in its realism. shatteringly powerful and almost impossible to comprehend that singleton was only 23. a masterful first feature 6 years 11 months ago
  2. Groovy09's avatar

    Groovy09

    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
    4 years 3 months ago
  3. zheller667's avatar

    zheller667

    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. 2 years 12 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #44 in Spike Lee's Essential Film List
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