Boyz n the Hood (1991)

Boyz n the Hood (1991)
  • Time: 112 min
  • Genre: Crime | Drama
  • Director: John Singleton
  • Cast: Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding Jr., Morris Chestnut


John Singleton’s portrayal of social problems in inner-city Los Angeles takes the form of a tale of three friends growing up together ‘in the ‘hood.’ Half-brothers Doughboy and Ricky Baker are foils for each other’s personality, presenting very different approaches to the tough lives they face. Ricky is the ‘All-American’ athlete, looking to win a football scholarship to USC and seeks salvation through sports, while ‘Dough’ succumbs to the violence, alcohol, and crime surrounding him in his environment, but maintains a strong sense of pride and code of honor. Between these two is their friend Tre, who is lucky to have a father, ‘Furious’ Styles, to teach him to have the strength of character to do what is right and to always take responsibility for his actions.

One comment

  • It’s easy to review films you love. Personally, this film means a lot. It was one of the very first films I bought and I don’t regret my decision to purchase it at all.

    It’s a fantastic film, whether it’s your cup of tea or not, it’s simply a great piece of film making. I can give you one, simple reason why I think this. When you watch Boyz N The Hood, the can tell, the director, the crew and the cast CARE about this film. They care about how they speak, they care about the messages, they care about the authenticity.

    There are some films you never forget, some films still give you that lump in your throat when you watch them, no matter how many times you’ve seen it.

    Boyz N The Hood does that for me and I hope it can do that for you, if you’ve never seen it.

    I would strongly recommend this film to young audiences.

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