Straight Outta Compton

2015 "The Story of N.W.A."
7.9| 2h27m| R| en| More Info
Released: 11 August 2015 Released
Producted By: New Line Cinema
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Official Website: http://www.straightouttacompton.com/
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In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels—armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent—stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world’s most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today.

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Clevercell Very disappointing...
Dotbankey A lot of fun.
Ava-Grace Willis Story: It's very simple but honestly that is fine.
Juana what a terribly boring film. I'm sorry but this is absolutely not deserving of best picture and will be forgotten quickly. Entertaining and engaging cinema? No. Nothing performances with flat faces and mistaking silence for subtlety.
zakirovnicat I've seen a lot of people saying that the acting is artificial, but I completely disagree. Well chosen actors, well written screenplay. But there are few things that they didn't mentioned. For example Arabian Prince was also a member of NWA. They also didn't mentioned Snoop dogg & Dr.Dre dissing Eazy-E and Eazy-E dissing them back. But it doesn't really matter. If you're not familiar with the artist that was mentioned on the movie, it probably won't impress you that much.
Clifton Johnson Better than your average music biopic...but still a music biopic. The story felt uniquely relevant to 2015, partly because the director skillfully used police brutality, partly because the music felt fresh and partly because the performances were solid across the board. But the plot still felt scattered and long-ish; also, Easy E's coughing fits were representative of some TV movie tendencies (VH1 perhaps?). The film overcame those faults. But it was good, not great.
kmtw As a movie, it's great. The casting was spot on and the actors are perfect. It keeps you on the age of your seat for the first 1hr 45 mins and then winds down from there. It has some humour in it and shows the human side of them all. They all have their flaws, but they have qualities that outweigh them. I loved this as a movie. 7 is a high score for me and I would have given this movie an 8 if not for the last hour of the movie. The portrayal of Eazy-E struggling seems very disrespectful to me. If Eric were alive, would he have wanted himself being portrayed that way? He had a good solo career, he was working closely with Bone Thugs n Harmony who were nowhere to be seen. It skipped his rap beef with Dre and his diss records to Death Row and Suge Knight. He even ends up bagging up cannabis to sell and make ends meet. It's very disrespectful to a man who isn't here to see that his legacy get's shown tastefully. He was a very proud man and would want to come across as stronger. When Future generations watch this movie they will think Eric was a struggling solo rapper who couldn't function without NWA. The truth is he wasn't doing too bad financially, he had a successful solo career that was only slowed down due to his deteriorating health, and was helping many up and coming artists. He was still being paid for every record Dre sent out for the time he was under contract with Ruthless.Despite it being a very good movie, it isn't the best biopic due to their portrayal of Eazy-E.
destinylives52 Based on the true story of the rap group NWA (Niggaz With Attitude) that started in the 1980s and revolutionized rap, "Straight Outta Compton" is a mesmerizing movie that holds your attention with its brutal, gritty scenes, good acting, energetic concert sequences, and powerful, in your face music.O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, and Jason Mitchell portray three of the NWA founding members, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, and Eazy-E, respectively. From the mean, gang infested streets of L.A., these young men will hone and use their talents to rise above the killing fields and forge a new path for rap that is still felt today. Brutal cops, vicious gangbangers, a sketchy manager (played by Paul Giamatti), jealousy and infighting among NWA members, and censorship will test the bonds the group members have. Some will get stronger, some will fall by the wayside; but their music lives on.My most memorable, movie moment is the scene when NWA is harassed by the LAPD just for standing around a building that houses a recording studio they are using. That harassment inspires Ice Cube to write the lyrics for the song "Fuck Tha Police." "Straight Outta Compton" is one of the best biopics to have come out in the past decade, filled with a raw energy that can suck you in even if you are not a fan of rap songs. And for those who do like rap, this movie will be much more enjoyable for you.Mannysmemorablemoviemoments