Boyz N The Hood


(out of 5)

Director John Singleton knocked the socks off the movie industry when he directed this poignant, intelligent and unforgettable drama at the age of 23. It stars  as a young man growing up in the ‘hood’ of Los Angeles after his parents divorce and he goes to live with his father (a perfectly cast ). Part of the movie focuses on his childhood, while the rest is a fantastic examination of his teenage life with his friends and family as they navigate personal crises, racism and the violence of the neighborhood that mars its richly knit family life. Singleton doesn’t shy away from the negative aspects of his subject, but he doesn’t paint a cheerfully optimistic picture either; the film’s joys are triumphs and its sorrows are tragic, and it is his level-minded approach to the story that makes it so satisfying and important.   is a knockout as Gooding, Jr.’s mom, while Fishburne steals every scene he’s in.

Columbia Pictures Corporation

USA, 1991

Directed by

Screenplay by John Singleton

Cinematography by 

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by ,

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 1991



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