User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 59 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 59
  2. Negative: 1 out of 59

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  1. Nov 7, 2010
    10
    Devastatingly realistic, but handled deftly. The characters aren't just devices used to propel some preachy, self-righteous message: they elicit true emotions in the viewer and provide faces to what a lot of people had ignored.
  2. May 7, 2013
    9
    Great film. A story which anyone (any race) can ID with. Wanting the best for your child, teaching the best you can while staying away from straying influences. Then flash forward to see the differences in the "finished product." Although watching the film now, it seems a little outdated. The only negative about this film is that the director (who has not really put anything together worth mentioning since this film) acts like he changed the world with this film. Collapse
  3. Jun 20, 2013
    10
    Classic movie by John Singleton. Urban story of just that...Boyz Growing up in the Hood. Good kids mixed with bad kids, going through high school life with temptations outside. Wonderful film
  4. May 14, 2013
    10
    ''passionatte heartfelt''

    ''this is a tue classic movie on what life was like growin up in the ghetto's of south centra LA i love this movie dearly its a film of violence drugs and trying to increase the peace this is probably the only good movie ice cube has made next to barbershop 1.2 the cast is great the drama is perfect and the hole movie basically sais to us all lets all have just
    a little peace fer once and take a day off from evil'' Expand
  5. Jul 1, 2014
    9
    Boyz n the Hood shows how African Americans to survive in the streets before any of the urban gangster films starting using the cliches of the streets. It is one of the best gangster films of all time.
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Yes, the denouement is disturbing, but it is rather too calculatedly so, and too insistently underlined by an overly sentimental Stanley Clarke score. [12 July 1991]
  2. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    100
    Remarkable. [22 July 1991]
  3. It will often tear at the heart too -- at least, when it doesn't feel like the rap equivalent of a classroom lecture.