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Boyz n the Hood 1991
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  • John Singleton
  • July 12, 1991
  • 112 mins
  • English
  • Crime, Drama
Once upon a time in South Central L.A... It ain't no fairy tale.
Boyz n the Hood is the popular and successful film and social criticism from John Singleton about the conditions in South Central Los Angeles where teenagers are involved in gun fights and drug dealing on a daily basis.

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Remarkable film from first-time director. The film spawned several 'urban gang flick' imitations in subsequent years, but most glorified violence and placed an emphasis on a loud soundtrack and sexual explicitness at the expense of strong plot-line, good character development and a serious social message.
All three are to be found in Boyz N the Hood.

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It gets surprisingly emotional after a while, which adds up to the important premise that hate has to end at some point. But what showed me that this movie is better than I thought it was at first, is that it works on so many levels; there's a message for kids, parents, politicians, artists, etc.

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