Straight Outta Compton

Straight Outta Compton

DVD - 2016
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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 viewers back to where it all began, the film 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.

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jezicuhh
Jun 30, 2017

Although it was entertaining and a decent amount of it was true (with dramatization), I feel as if it dragged on far too long. This movie did not need to be two and a half hours. I did feel the emotion at times, especially at the end and the emotional family scene for Dre, I won't be specific and spoil anything for those that don't know! The best part of the film, by far, was the soundtrack. The music kept me in the zone, as well as exciting character introductions that we all knew were coming like Snoop Dogg and Tupac. Overall, decent but could have been a lot better.

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BlueSparkleEyes
May 08, 2017

I didn't think I would like this movie as I am not a big fan of gangsta rap. I am so glad I decided to watch it. It will give you a deeper understanding of the injustices that black Americans endure. I care more about this injustice after watching the film. There is also a hint of a dark prophecy here that Americans should not ignore. I love it when Ice Cube tells a journalist that he is just another kind of journalist; he also reports the truth in his music, sometimes harsh truths that people don't want to hear.

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avantmegan
Mar 23, 2017

Good documentary

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Miller1114
Feb 05, 2017

Great movie! Some things were left out but I assume to leave room for the next movie.

AL_TIM Dec 21, 2016

NWA is what happens when raw talent, passion, and vision come together. Straight Outta Compton is the inspiring story of five individuals who possessed those characteristics and rode a wave of success that has made them the music legends they are today.

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JOSEPH SARDO
Dec 08, 2016

I definitely appreciate this story being told, but as a movie it was a bit boring near the beginning. I nearly stopped watching about halfway in, but luckily I decided to keep going and then it got a lot better

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TheSandoz
Sep 12, 2016

Basically it's a " made for TV movie "- if you know what I mean.

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xpectin2wakeup
Sep 12, 2016

I was happy to finally see this "N.W.A." bio-pic, about ganster-rap's, dark start, in California. I recommend this to people who grew-up with gangster-rapper's of many sorts, those who enjoy learning about racial-tension between cops and black people, and a loved, unknown history about "N.W.A.'s" controversial song, "F**k The Police."

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Ba_kuPlanet
Sep 11, 2016

Why does business have to be ugly? Why are there no legal ramifications for unethical business behavior?

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Mikogee
Sep 11, 2016

So much hatred, violence and mistrust. Love heals, but hate sells better.

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britprincess1ajax
Jul 30, 2016

“We don't hit back with bullets. We hit back with lawyers. We drain them. That'll really take them down.”

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jimg2000
May 28, 2016

Tons of quotes posted at imdb but not these yet. Hard to find quotes without excess profanity:
Cop: Sir, stay right there, please. We're trying to check these bangers, make sure they're clean.
Jerry: I'm sorry. These are not bangers. Okay? These are artists.
Cop: Excuse me? Artists?
Jerry: Yeah.
Cop: What kind of artists?
Jerry: Rappers. And they're working with me in the studio right now.
Cop: Well, see, rap is not an art. ... These clients of yours, these rappers, they look like gang members.
Jerry: You can't come down here and arrest people just because of what they look like. What, are you crazy? That's police harassment.
Cop: You said you're a manager, right?
Jerry: Yeah.
Cop: Not a fxxkin' lawyer.
Jerry: Does that matter? You cannot come down here and harass these guys... because they're black! People have rights!
Cop: Step back!
Jerry: I'll step back, you let them up. Get up, guys. Come on. Eric!
Cop: You don't tell them to get up. We will decide that.

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jimg2000
May 28, 2016

- What the fxxk is "gankin'"? And what's a "6-4"?
Ice: Yeah. It's a car. A 6-4 Impala. "Gankin'" is when you jack somebody, man. It's not a big deal.
The shxt just sound better.
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Cops: You guys lost?
N.W.A: Nah.
Cops: You niggas supposed to be somewhere?
N.W.A: Yeah. Here. We working.
Cops: Oh, you working? Yeah, I'll bet.
N.W.A.: What we do?
Cops: We'll find out in a minute what you did. ...

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jimg2000
May 28, 2016

Eazy-A: What they lock you up for?
Dre: I was literally just standing there, man. That's it.
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Dad: Officer, can you explain why you jackin' us right now?
Cop: Man, I ain't explaining shxt to you. Get the fxxk up off the street.
Dad: I'm on my property. I can stand right here. You got that? Son! We right here!
Cop: Where you got the fxxkin' rocks, homeboy?
Ice Cube : Not everybody slangin' dope, man.
Cop: I don't give a fxxk! This is LAPD. I'm the only gangster out here.

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jimg2000
May 28, 2016

The Rodney King Riot:
It looks kind of like we're in a war zone though. We've got some courageous shop owners here, who are armed. Anarchy is obviously a statement of political dissatisfaction. Police officers are still back down... guarding the area down there where the Ralph's... the police are using, eerily reminiscent...of military-style assault weapons. You can hear random gunshots as rioters... The cars have been left abandoned, because their drivers... We show you, and that police presence... We have fires burning. ... More than 100 injured, mostly in the South-Central
section of Los Angeles.

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jimg2000
May 28, 2016

Interview p2 of 2:

Reporter: Yeah, but your songs, they glamorize the lifestyle of gangs, guns, drugs.
Ice Cube: Our art is a reflection of our reality. What you see when you go outside your door? I know what I see. And it ain't glamorous. We get AKs from Russia and cocaine from Colombia. And ain't none of us got a passport, so... Yeah. Might wanna check the source. Next question.
Reporter: Will you be more careful about what you say, how you say it?
Ice Cube: No. Probably not, no. Freedom of speech includes rap music, right? Well, we exercising our first amendment as far as I'm concerned. And the government wrote that.
Reporter: So, Cube, what's a guy from Compton do when he starts making real money like this? Cube?
Ice Cube: Buy Raider gear. And curl activator. Next Question.

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jimg2000
May 27, 2016

Tons of quotes posted at imdb but not these yet. Hard to find quotes without excess profanity:

Jerry: Now, what does N.W.A. stand for, huh? No Whites Allowed? Something like that?
Eazy-E: Nah. Niggaz With Attitude.
Jerry: I'll buy that.
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1580 KDAY. ... This is Greg Mack of the Mack Attack. I gotta tell you, you are witnessing history. LA's first super group, N.W.A., with their new album Straight Outta Compton, and they're taking
the nation by storm.
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Interview P1 of 2
Reporter: How do you explain inciting a riot in Detroit? What do you have to say about that?
Ice Cube: I have to say that, uh, we didn't incite that shit. Right. Y'all just got a snapshot of how Americans really feel. We gave the people a voice. We gave the people truth.

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britprincess1ajax
Jul 30, 2016

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Some of these scenes are intense and frightening for younger audiences.

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britprincess1ajax
Jul 30, 2016

Sexual Content: There are several scenes of female nudity and sex acts.

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britprincess1ajax
Jul 30, 2016

Violence: Gun violence, violent rioting, and police brutality is shown throughout.

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britprincess1ajax
Jul 30, 2016

Coarse Language: Coarse language is used throughout.

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Jul 30, 2016

britprincess1ajax thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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