- Summary: Ten years after "Boyz N the Hood," writer and director John Singleton returns to the same inner-city L.A. neighborhood and its complex social and political issues for the story of Jody (Gibson), a misguided, 20-year-old African-American who is really just a "baby boy" finally forced-kicking and screaming -- to face the commitments of real life.… Expand
- Director: John Singleton
- Genre(s): Drama, Comedy, Romance, Crime
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80Lacks the cumulative impact of "Boyz," since Singleton allows repetition and sermonizing to dull his theme about the infantilization of black males. But Baby Boy leaves you shaken.
60Superbly acted by everyone involved (Rhames does his best work since "Pulp Fiction"), the film is really more about character than plot, though frankly, at more than two hours, it could have used a bit more of the latter.