Boyz N the Hood Movie Review 1991

Information and Film Reviews for Boyz N the Hood the Movie

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Singleton's debut as a writer and director is an astonishing picture of young black men, four high school students with different backgrounds, aims, and abilities trying to survive L.A. gangs and bigotry. Excellent acting throughout, with special nods to Fishburne and Gooding Jr. Violent outbreaks outside theatres where this ran only proves the urgency of its passionately nonviolent, pro-family message. Hopefully those viewers scared off at the time will give this a chance in the safety of their VCRs. Singleton was the youngest director ever nominated for an Oscar.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 112 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Gangs, Teen Angst, African America, Rebel With a Cause, Urban Drama, Top Grossing Films of 1991, New Black Cinema, Family Ties
John Singleton
Laurence "Larry" Fishburne, Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut, Tyra Ferrell, Angela Bassett, Whitman Mayo
Charles Mills
John Singleton
Stanley Clarke


MTV Movie Awards 1992: New Filmmaker (Singleton), Natl. Film Reg. 2002.

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