Straight Outta Compton - In Theatres Now

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  1. In 1988, a groundbreaking new group revolutionizes music and pop culture, changing and influencing hip-hop forever. N.W.A's first studio album, "Straight Outta Compton," stirs controversy with its brutally honest depiction of life in Southern Los Angeles.

  2. Release date: August 14, 2015 (USA)
  3. Reviews
    Critic reviews
    A conventional music-world biopic in outline, but intensely human and personal in its characterizations and attention to detail. Full review
    Scott Foundas·Variety
    The film does for the most part fulfill its mission, breathing life into the origin story of a group whose influence is still being felt. Full review
    John DeFore·Hollywood Reporter
    Straight Outta Compton aims to cross cultures and sanctify the wisdom of the street—to make a universal underdog story. It succeeds on a visceral level. Full review
    David Edelstein·Vulture
    But what stands is an amazement, an electrifying piece of hip-hop history that speaks urgently to right now. Full review
    Peter Travers·Rolling Stone
    Straight Outta Compton covers a lot of ground in recounting N.W.A.'s story. It begins and ends on high notes, though it loses its way in the middle. Full review
    Nick Romano·Cinemablend
    Straight Outta Compton hurtles toward greatness only to fall short in execution. Yet, aiming high and falling short still results in a very good film. Full review
    Kofi Outlaw·Screen Rant
    N.W.A. always got right to the point with its music, so I'll do the same: Simply put, Straight Outta Compton is among the harshest films we've ever reviewed. Full review
    Adam R. Holz·Plugged In
    It simplifies N.W.A.’s arc to a gangster-movie knock-off about three friends from way back when who get driven apart by bad influences. Full review
    Ignatiy Vishnevetsky·A.V. Club
    In F. Gary Gray’s nuanced film, we see the habitual harassment by police and out-of-control black-on-black gang violence. Full review
    Jim Farber·New York Daily News
    This eye-opening and ambitiously scaled docudrama traces the rise of gangsta rap pioneers NWA (N--gaz Wit Attitudes) from its 1986 founding in Compton. Full review
    Lou Lumenick·New York Post

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