Excerpt: Tre Styles (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) was sent to live with his father Furious (Laurence Fishburne) as a child, thanks to his continual behavioral problems. At his father’s residence, Tre is surrounded by other troubled youths and continues to be troublesome. But Furious is determined to keep his son on the right path, no matter what it takes. He has seen what the ghetto can do to even the brightest residents, so he tries to set a good example for his own child to follow.
Excerpt: Tre Styles (Cuba Gooding, Jr., Jerry Maguire ) lives in a rough south central Los Angeles neighborhood, but he's been able to avoid being sucked into violent or dangerous activity thanks to the positive presence of his father (Laurence Fishburne, The Matrix ). His close friend Doughboy (Ice Cube, xXx: State of the Union ) has lived a considerably rougher life, moving in and out of juvenile detention centers throughout his childhood and immersing himself in high-risk gang...
Excerpt: South central Los Angeles wasn't an ideal neighborhood to come of age in the early 1990s given the rampant drug problems and gang violence. John Singleton's debut as a director captures the scene perfectly, following the lives of Doughboy (Ice Cube), Chris (Redge Green), Ricky (Morris Chestnut), and Tre (Cuba Gooding Jr.) as they try and navigate the mean streets of the 'hood.
Summary: A bullet don't have no name on it. Director John Singleton's Boyz n the Hood is a gut-wrenching, hard-hitting, and brutally honest look at the impact that the violence and despair of South Central Los Angeles has on the lives of several young African Americans as they live their lives as best they can amidst the chaos of the neighborhood and the hopelessness that surrounds them.
Conclusion: John Singleton made his directorial debut with the urban drama 'Boyz n the Hood,' a powerful coming-of-age film about inner-city youth and the violence which engulfs their everyday lives. The movie also comes with a terrific performance by Laurence Fishburne and features the emotional debuts of Ice Cube, Morris Chestnut, and Cuba Gooding, Jr. The Blu-ray arrives with a very good video transfer and an excellent audio presentation.
Excerpt: The Film It has been 20 years since John Singleton's Boyz N the Hood was released, and after all these years the film still offers a compelling look inside a very different American neighborhood. The story in many ways mirrors the characters -- going nowhere slowly -- but that's sort of the point. Tre (Cuba Gooding Jr.