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Straight Outta Compton

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  • Trailer for Straight Outta Compton
  • Clip: Dr. Dre tells his mom he knows what he wants to do

Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

The rap group NWA emerges from the mean streets of Compton in Los Angeles, California, in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood.

Cast

  • O'Shea Jackson
  • Corey Hawkins
  • Jason Mitchell
  • Neil Brown
  • Aldis Hodge
  • Marlon Yates
  • R. Marcos Taylor
  • Alexandra Shipp
  • Paul Giamatti
  • Elena Goode

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Really a good movie w/ "some" insight to who n.w.a really was.

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Extremely insightful and motivating!

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Herb F

Metacritic

70
Jul 31, 2015

If the movie pushes most of the ugliest behavior off onto side players (like the notorious Suge Knight, played by R. Marcus Taylor), it does for the most part fulfill its mission, breathing life into the origin story of a group whose influence is still being felt.

Metacritic review by John DeFore
John DeFore
The Hollywood Reporter
60
Jul 31, 2015

Despite a twisty, juicy and compelling story, there remains a staid conventionality that keeps the political and thematic undercurrents from being explored as satisfyingly as one might hope.

Tim Grierson
Screen Daily
76
Jul 31, 2015

Even with the film’s mild flaws and arms-wide-open approach, it tells a powerful, engaging and compelling story of how America challenged and changed five young black men, and how they in turn challenged and changed America.

Metacritic review by James Rocchi
James Rocchi
TheWrap