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Straight Outta Compton

Straight Outta Compton
  • 2015
  • US
  • 146 min
  • 15
  • 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 Compton

24 Aug 20154 stars

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…

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9 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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