Boyz N the Hood
Singleton’s powerful debut demonstrates the trials and tribulations of growing up in South Central LA in the 80s and 90s.
Dir John Singleton
With Laurence Fishburne, Cuba Gooding Jr, Ice Cube, Nia Long
John Singleton’s superior debut is a coming-of-age drama about the experiences of several friends in South Central LA in the 80s and 90s, with gangs, guns, poverty and police harassment casting a baleful influence over everyday life. A justifiably angry and sorrowing account of racial inequality and injustice, it demonstrates the writer-director’s sure sense of community dynamics and his expertise with actors.