Straight Outta Compton
- 146 min
- Directed by: F Gary Gray
- Cast: Jason Mitchell, Corey Hawkins, O'Shea Jackson Jr
- UK release: 28 August 2015
Biopic of rap group NWA, focusing on the recording of their debut album, their subsequent fallings-out and eventual disintegration. Mitchell is excellent as Eazy-E and despite some second-half problem, it's punchy, provocative and packed with attitude, worthy of comparison with the similarly themed Boyz n the Hood and 8 Mile.
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Straight Outta Compton24 Aug 2015
Pulsating and punchy NWA biopic from F Gary Gray, with Paul Giamatti
There aren’t many albums influential enough to build a movie around, but NWA’s 1988 classic Straight Outta Compton is undoubtedly one of them. Directed by F Gary Gray (Friday, Law Abiding Citizen), this biopic shows how Ice Cube (uncannily played by his…
Watch N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton Red Band trailer9 Feb 2015
Brilliant trailer showcases highly anticipated and potentially electric film on 80s rap group's rise
Dropping with a bombastic beat is the debut trailer for Straight Outta Compton, the F Gary Gray directed N.W.A biopic, dramatising the birth of late 80s/early 90s rap group and building up to the 1992 L.A. Riots
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