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6 /10
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7.47 /10
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Directed by: John Singleton
Written by: John Singleton

Released: 1991
Genre: DRAMA
Origin: US
Colour: C
Length: 107

Young Los Angeles blacks get caught up in violence and crime.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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This promising debut by 23 year-old writer-director John Singleton was over-praised. It is over-long and didactic, while some of the speeches by Lawrence Fishburne are politically naive. But the film is also perceptive, well-structured and makes you feel sympathy for the main characters. The central conclusion (that boys need responsible fathers) is surprisingly conservative from a young man: some may find it sexist, others sensible.

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