Straight Outta Compton

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Straight Outta Compton Overview

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.

Who Stars in Straight Outta Compton

O'Shea Jackson Jr.
Ice Cube

O'Shea Jackson Jr.

Corey Hawkins
Dr. Dre

Corey Hawkins

Jason Mitchell

Jason Mitchell

Neil Brown Jr.
Dj Yella

Neil Brown Jr.

Aldis Hodge
MC Ren

Aldis Hodge

Marlon Yates Jr.
The D.O.C

Marlon Yates Jr.


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Review for Straight Outta Compton

Author: Reno

**The rise of the Rap music!** There were lots of debate over this film's snub from the Oscars, but I'm not here to talk about that. As a film, it was awesome and as a biographical film, even more awesome, but not an inspiring film that I was expecting. There were many bad things in it, like the language and character portrayals. Though hats off to the filmmakers for rendering the it with the bold contents. I don't know if it being true to the actual events, but anybody can feel how those circumstances would have been for those involved in the real. One thing is for sure, the film is not for the families. The first half was the reason which was very negatively appealed, particularly the racism and police abuse preoccupied rather than telling the actual story. But the next half was much better. I liked it because of that part which crafted so brilliantly. That's where the real journey begins. Well played characters, everybody who repressed those real ones were done incredible job. This film revealed something I did know. Like how the Rap music got so popular. I quite belong to the same generation where this thing got its revolution. It was like another 'Lords of Dogtown' where the young guys made skateboards popular, but here it was the Rap songs. It was a two and half hour long film, longer than an average film length, but the pace was good. Except the strong contents, the narration never looked dull. I totally enjoyed watching it, a good film for adults, particularly those who love Rap music must not think of missing it. _7/10_

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Release Date

Original Language

2 hr 27 mins

$ 28,000,000.00 (Estimated)

$ 201,634,991.00 (USA)

$ 173,634,991.00 (Estimated in USA)


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