Straight Outta Compton

Straight Outta Compton
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The Story of N.W.A.
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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.

Title:Straight Outta Compton
Release Date:August 13, 2015
MPAA Rating:R
Genres:Drama, Music
Production Co.:New Line Cinema, Universal Pictures, Legendary Pictures, Cube Vision, Broken Chair Flickz, Crucial Films
Production Countries:United States of America
Director:F. Gary Gray
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Plot Keywords:brother brother relationship, aids, police brutality, hip-hop, wife husband relationship, vandalism, drug dealer, nightclub, freedom of speech, protest, rapper, recording contract, from rags to riches, assault, terminal illness, road trip, based on true story, feud, gang, marijuana, police chase, hospital, racism, los angeles, gangster, racial slur, mother son relationship, no opening credits, wrongful arrest, death of brother, rap music, milwaukee wisconsin, police raid, police harassment, detroit michigan, duringcreditsstinger, gangster rap, record company, 1980s, music tour, reference to rodney king, intimidation by police, los angeles riots, compton california
Alternative Titles:
  • 再别康城 - [CN]
  • Straight Outta Compton Director's Cut - [US]
  • Letras explícitas - [MX]
  • Директно от Комптън - [BG]
  • A História do N.W.A. - [BR]

Straight Outta Compton Reviews

  • Something Fishy Is Going On Here!
    by Dan1863Sickles on 23 August 2015

    887 out of 1461 people found the following review useful:

    I've been writing reviews for IMDb for ten years, and I think something fishy is going on here. STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON is getting very, very high reviews from the vast majority of IMDb reviewers -- but the nine and ten- star reviews are all getting pelted with "negative" marks, earning scores of "1 out of 15" likes.

    So what's the problem? The problem is that this movie wasn't supposed to be a hit. The mass audience wasn't supposed to respond to the story of young black men facing oppression and coming out on top. The American people were not supposed to see the real truth about how their police treat minorities every day.

    Quick, let's bury the good reviews! Let's spawn a phony backlash! Let's discredit Dr. Dre and Ice Cube on the basis of things they did twenty years ago. Oh, and let's all get sentimental about Eazy E because he's dead, and young black men are okay once they're dead. The dead ones are no longer scary and threatening.

    The problem with this movie is that the people who made it actually dared to portray young, angry black men as heroic, not as criminals or predators. It's okay to glamorize white criminals, because Hollywood was built on that. From PUBLIC ENEMY to THE GODFATHER, white audiences have always loved to sentimentalize their own criminals. But you can't do that with black men who rap about crime, even when they aren't actually criminals themselves. When Cagney postures like a thug in some ancient piece of crap that's cool. But when black men do it today that's dangerous and irresponsible!

    There are very powerful elements in this country that are terribly frightened by this movie. They're frightened because this movie gets white audiences to see young black men as something other than dangerous criminals. The scenes of NWA being roughed up by police are a terrible threat to the powerful elements in our society, who stay in power only by keeping white people scared of black men. They can't tolerate the idea of black male victims, so they instantly start a media backlash portraying the victims as criminals.

    I say this is a good movie, a powerful, exciting film that presents a side of American life that is almost never seen on the screen. I know I'm not going to get many likes for this review, but what the hell.

    I've got enough already.

  • not real
    by ktotas-1 on 23 March 2017

    19 out of 32 people found the following review useful:

    How real is "Straight Outta Compton" when the movie totally omits the fact that Dr. Dre beat the hell out of his full-time/part-time girlfriend/singerMichel'le?

    According to Michel'le in interviews and in her Lifetime movie, Dr Dre repeatedly physically abused her on an ongoing basis.

    She was a significant presence in Dr. Dre's early years and yet no mention of her at all in the movie? She does not exist because representing her would make Dre look like the horrible person he is and not the glorified hood rat this movie portrays him as.

  • Good story, bad acting
    by alexise66-492-232777 on 20 January 2016

    137 out of 275 people found the following review useful:

    This is a typical movie that glorifies one party and demonizes another. There are three sides of the story: party A, party B, and the truth. Cops had just as much reason to target young black men as young black men had reason to target innocent people in the streets. The thing that should not be glorified encouraged in young people who are inspired by this film is the terrible attitudes and general lack of respect for anyone. Aside from the dominating racial theme of this movie, the truth of the events that took place is stretched to put it lightly. Fact checking any number of the scenes that were portrayed will lead you to see that the facts were warped in order to convey the story that they wanted rather than the truth. Along with the fictitious plot-line, the acting is cheesy and not believable. There is no stand out performance and one can expect that, as this is many of these young actors' first big time film. This movie is a renter at best; the only saving grace is the music.

  • Worst And Most Over-rated Movie Of 2015.
    by aladotira on 15 August 2015

    393 out of 787 people found the following review useful:

    Straight Outta Compton is the worst movie of 2015.

    Don't believe the Hype!.

    It is enormously over-rated and too boring.

    A commercial movie with sex,nude women and fellatio.

    Worst Drama ever seen and the worst acting ever!.

    5 Black scum men who sees no shame in practicing shameless sex ,drinking too much alcohol,using drug,swearing too much and enjoying seeing graphic nudity of shameless sluts.

    This movie was previously rated X (for the blow job scene).But even the rating is unfair.It deserves NC-17 for all the disgusting things in it.

    For all of these above reasons,Straight Outta Compton is truly the worst and most over-rated movie of 2015.

  • Soooooooooo fake. Paints them as superheroes. Just, no.
    by simacuz-642-311742 on 18 July 2016

    76 out of 154 people found the following review useful:

    I think that if you're going to make a movie like this then you need to show all sides, the good and the bad.

    -Like Eazy and Dre's disrespectful, repugnant "black b*tches" comments (No wonder Dre seemingly never had a problem with Eminem's infamous "black b*tch" lyrics).

    -Like Dre's refusal to have anything to do with his black kids. You put your white kids into private school while the black ones are stuck in the ghetto. Doesn't the fakery just gnaw at you, Dre? As a black woman, I have zero respect for you.

    -Like the abuses that women faced at the hands of Dre, that he only apologized for when this hokey movie was about to come out.

    Aside from Ice Cube, a family man who doesn't deny his kids or disrespect black women (at least not anymore), these are not the people you want your kids to emulate. Watching this movie was painful because even though I grew up to this music and used to have at least a modicum of appreciation for it all, as an adult I see the damage that it's done to an entire generation, and to watch these men painted as martyrs and heroes and such literally turned my stomach. It's SO FAKE. You can see through it even if you don't know anything about the real rappers. I'd advise you all to do your research on these people. Dre especially does not deserve respect or even a portion of your paycheck.

    So glad I waited until it played on HBO. I would never buy this junk.

  • poor movie, poor acting, poor story, don't waste your time
    by Michael Davies on 24 May 2016

    91 out of 184 people found the following review useful:

    The movie was poor, I was expecting a real rag to riches story and the films to portray the troubles of easy e, as he made nma.Instead it hown him to be a money grabber, when in fact that was dr dre and ice cube.

    The movie is a typical " lets make black people cool" movie, gloryfying mindless violence, over the top swearing, and thuggery, its not cool, its not big and its not clever.

    It really is a poor portrayal of what could have been a half decent movie, It if would have employed decent actors, stuck to a real life story and made the characters more likable then it might have made it but it was just another " lets glorify black men as being cool thugs" movie. Boring, over rated, tedious, and had every stereotype under the sun to go with it. who ever rates this movie above a 1 is either a mindless teenager or someone who knows absolutely nothing about movies.

  • An insult to human society
    by Craig Valentine on 17 September 2015

    235 out of 472 people found the following review useful:

    This was appalling to watch real hip hop and rap was people like Kool Moe Dee or the young Busy Bee movie's like this make our world a harder place It felt like this was sent out out to all the teens and children it's wrong appalling. This isn't how music should be this genre is so poisoned and tainted it shouldn't of been funded it was unbearable. Would it of been so hard to have some positive people in it positive lyrics. Not that their life stories aren't bad or respected it's just the movie was all about rewarding ignorance I feel like anyone that watched this has been tainted it's not the cast, I respect some of the cast it just put the wrong message out to people especially the ones underage that will watch this. The swearing, drugs and violence were a huge impact on this and now more teens will do it monkey see monkey do. If it was old school if it was like respected hip hop artist in the 80's it would of been way better and I would of loved it.

  • Straight Outta the Compost Heap
    by Cookie O on 14 August 2015

    288 out of 578 people found the following review useful:

    Ask five narcissistic, self centered, selfish, juvenile, thugs to create a movie about themselves and this is just the garbage that will come out. Most is obviously not accurate but embellished by the creators to make themselves look like heroes. And they are far from heroes. Sure, they were angry, but now that they all are millionaires, the whole thing seems very self-serving. It makes me wonder what kind of person would be proud of such a dismal portrayal of their life. I think NWA now stands for Not Worth Attending. Graphic nudity, sex, drugs, violence...what great role models these gentlemen are for the new generation. And the fact that extra security has to be assigned to the theaters showing this garbage speaks volumes for the type of people this crap attracts.

  • As fake as Hollywood can be
    by DJFrodo on 28 May 2016

    76 out of 155 people found the following review useful:

    So I know people within the music industry that have been in it for over 20 years. I usually have access to V.I.P./backstage....

    So that being said, when this came out quite a few of my musician buddies mentioned they had been around N.W.A. in those days or knew people close to them. Their responses though were not so kind. They mentioned quite a bit of this movie is made up/Hollywood fluff just to sell it. So don't take this as an actually history piece, because it is NOT. Pretty much all of them were disgusted by it. Think the real story will ever happen? Most likely not.

    Sure, I grew up to their music, but I just couldn't bring myself to finish watching this.

  • Beyond disappointed!
    by Trish Ann on 6 March 2016

    121 out of 245 people found the following review useful:

    I cannot stress how disappointed I was with this movie. I expected a powerful, raw and real view into the true story of the revolution of hip hop/rap. I was quite young when all of this actually occurred but (growing up in the 90's) music was evolving in new and significant ways that was truly exciting. As far as the stories behind the music we were left with what little we heard on MTV news, read in the few gossip columns of magazines and word of mouth. That's why I was eager to see this movie. With social media now we know every step everyone takes-and they are aware of that-so I was looking forward to seeing a depiction of a time before that. A behind the scenes look at what really went on when nobody was looking-because then compared to now-nobody was.

    ...Instead what I got was 2 1/2 hours of horrible acting! I've seen more character in infomercials than in this movie. Seriously I'm more emotionally invested in if Bob can get that burnt cheese off his non-stick pan than I was of the deaths in this movie. The actors seemed as if every single blink was scripted, nothing seemed natural or real at all-which to me is important when you're portraying something that actually happened!

    If the intentions of this movie were to take a real life, hard, emotional yet exciting revolutionary story and make it seem fake and drab it gets 10 stars. But it wasn't, therefore I give it 1. It could've and should've been something great.

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