Columbia Pictures | Release Date: July 12, 1991 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
75
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Generally favorable reviews based on 19 Critics
Positive:
15
Mixed:
4
Negative:
0
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Boys N the Hood wants to be “The Learning Tree'' and “Super Fly'' at once, an ambition that doesn't seem quite honest. [12 July 1991]
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Formally, Boyz is just one more old-time bad-neighborhood picture. Instead of, say, Manhattan's Lower East Side in Prohibition days, it's an LA lower-middle-class black neighborhood afflicted with drugs. And Singleton's control of his picture's flow is much less firm than was the other directors'. [2 Sept 1991]