Menace II Society Movie Review 1993

Information and Film Reviews for Menace II Society the Movie

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Portrayal of black teens lost in inner-city hell is realistically captured by 21-year-old twin directors, in their big-screen debut. Caine (Turner) lives with his grandparents and peddles drugs for spending money, from the eve of his high school graduation to his decision to escape south-central Los Angeles for Atlanta. Bleak and haunting, with some of the most unsettling, bloodiest violence ever shown in a commercial film. Disturbing to watch, but critcally acclaimed. The Hughes' make their mark on contemporary black cinema with intensity, enhanced by an action-comics visual flair. Based on a story by the Hughes' and Tyger Williams.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 104 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Crime Drama, African America, Gangs, Adapted from a Story, Urban Drama, New Black Cinema
Tyger Williams
Tyrin Turner, Larenz Tate, Samuel L. Jackson, Glenn Plummer, Julian Roy Doster, Bill Duke, Charles S. Dutton, Jada Pinkett Smith, Vonte Sweet, Ryan Williams
Lisa Rinzler
Allen Hughes, Albert Hughes
Christopher L. Koefoed
Albert Hughes, Allan Hughes, Tyger Williams, Darin Scott, New Line Cinema


Ind. Spirit 1994: Cinematog.; MTV Movie Awards 1994: Film.

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