Straight Outta Compton


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Paul Giamatti as Jerry Heller
Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre
Tate Ellington as Bryan Turner
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Reviewed by brando647 8 / 10

A Solid (but Over-Long) Music Biopic on the Origins of N.W.A.

N.W.A. hit it big with "Straight Outta Compton" in 1988. I was only about four-years- old at the time and, by the time rap music fell on my radar, I was in high school and, with a few exceptions in that era, I wrote the genre off as something I wasn't interested in. I was a classic rock kid. Sue me. Anyway, modern rap hasn't done anything to change that but I have gone back to check out some of the earlier stuff I'd missed thanks to STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON and realized I might've been a little hasty in dismissing an entire genre of music. That's how I know this movie is good; it was able to ignite a respect for something I previously couldn't be bothered to care about. It was the same with Ron Howard's RUSH in 2013. STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON, from director F. Gary Gray, details the meteoric rise and eventual divide of West Coast rap phenomenon N.W.A. Aspiring artists Dr. Dre (Corey Hawkins), Ice Cube (O'Shea Jackson Jr.), MC Ren (Aldis Hodge), and DJ Yella (Neil Brown Jr.) band together with their friend Eazy-E (Jason Mitchell), who's developed business acumen from his time as a dope dealer in Compton, to bring a message to the people that they're tired of the oppression and abuse of power from local law enforcement on the black communities. We see the power behind their music inspire a generation of people to rise against their oppressors, while at the same time shady dealings between Eazy-E and their manager Jerry Heller (Paul Giamiatti) lead to fractures between them.

N.W.A. was a five man team but STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON seems to focus on the three key players: Dre, Cube, and Eazy-E. If you're a fan of MC Ren or DJ Yella, I'm sorry to tell you but they're essentially background players in the scheme of the movie. At least Ren steps up as N.W.A.'s main writer once Cube goes solo, but Yella doesn't get a whole lot to do. As long as that doesn't cause you too much grief, you're in for some amazing performances from Hawkins, Jackson, and Mitchell. Hawkins gets some meaty material for Dre as a man dedicated to his craft and determined to be successful, and Jackson (real life son to Ice Cube) is spot on as an angry artist and the only member of N.W.A. with the gumption to call out Eazy-E and Heller for ripping them off. But, in the end, STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON is Mitchell's movie. Eazy-E is the most compelling character in the roster and Mitchell is given the most engaging character arc in the film. Eazy-E goes from street-smart dope dealer to millionaire, stepping on the backs of friends to get there, and comes to realize what he's sacrificed for success. Mitchell is a scene-stealer and, despite the way he cheats his friends, he's one of the most sympathetic characters in the movie. The character is complex and, as someone I'd never seen act before, Mitchell nails it. Even Giamatti pales in comparison as the group's self-serving manager, a man I can't pin down as genuinely evil or just playing the crooked music industry games.

The story behind the rise of N.W.A. is a pretty awesome one. Seeing as how most of the members are still alive and probably had a certain light they insisted on being painted in, you'll know you aren't getting the full story but, at two and a half hours long, you're still getting plenty. The movie covers what are, I figure, the more important points. We get key moments in the studio, including a reluctant Eazy-E's recording of "Boyz-n-the-Hood" line by line and the birth of "F**k the Police" after the guys are harassed by some cops outside the recording studio. We see the rise of hard core rap and the effect it had on the populace, surely contributing to the outrage of police harassment and abuse. The movie focuses primarily on the Rodney King event and the following riots in Los Angeles where the guys saw their dire warnings come true as the oppressed fought back. The movie also manages to stuff in scenes with appearances from Snoop Dogg and Tupac so fans will have something to nudge their friends and point at the screen about. One of the better story elements in the movie comes in the form of Suge Knight (R. Marcos Taylor) when he poaches Dre over to Death Row Records; Taylor has an intimidating presence and can pull off crazy eyes that'll stop anyone in their tracks. The last half hour or so starts to drag when the movie starts going down Eazy-E's redemption path and introduces his AIDS but that first two hours is pretty solid. STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON is a movie I never thought I'd love but there you have it. It's even got me listening to some of the early west coast rap to have come out of the era. And if that's probably the best compliment I could give the movie.

Reviewed by adonis98-743-186503 4 / 10


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. Overrated, Boring and something that you could see on MTV Straight Outta Compton doesn't deserve even your money or your time.

Reviewed by frizzysemonsoni 9 / 10

Rap as Art

Everyone knows that this is the film that deserved better. The lack of diversity seen in the nominations of the past year makes little sense when there's a film like "Straight Outta Compton" out in the stratosphere. Thanks to this film an entire new generation of kids will know about the forbearers of gangsta rap. NWA revolutionized the genre, stood up to police brutality, censorship, and a predominantly classist society set to denigrate people and keep them in their place. Telling the story of the founding members of N.W.A. (Niggaz Wit Attitude), this film covers the group's rise to fame, and their eventual dissolution in the face of animosity and greed.

"Straight Outta Compton" was only nominated for Best Original Screenplay which is ridiculous. It could have taken "Brooklyn" or "The Martian's" place for Best Picture, and O'Shea Jackson Jr. or Jason Mitchell could have easily been nominated for Best Supporting Actor in the place of Sylvestor Stallone. I think it's important to note that when people choose which actors and properties get nominated, they aren't looking to what stories are most important, but who deserves what more. The Academy is made up predominantly of white men. This body decided that a film that tells a story unseen before, and hasn't been given the needed credence, deserved a nomination for telling its story, but not the actual story. Though this was an audience favorite, and is as polished and important as any bio-pic, it apparently didn't deserve the same respect as a film about an Irish immigrant who defecates in a bucket. Besides being an important story, this film covers a lot of history echoed in today's news. For one thing police brutality is a major issue in today's media, though it has been an occurrence since our country's formation. The media is only now taking note of the multiple deaths of African Americans and other minorities by police, as well as their patent racism in complying with stop and frisk and other discriminatory police procedurals. The film depicts the group as members of the Compton community, and they are often harassed and arrested by the LAPD. Their music fights the system and calls for action by society at large, but they don't want to incite violence or rioting. The Rodney King riots work as a backdrop for the group's dissension from one another, as well as a retread of current events, including the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Eric Garner.

The film has been accused of revisionist history which highlights the best of the group, but doesn't cover Arabian Prince's contribution to the group's start, or the domestic abuse by Dr. Dre on the women in his life, or the story of rap group J.J. Fad. Dr. Dre comes out of the film looking squeaky clean, which is unsettling, but for the most part it's a really spot on story. Most of the film deals with Ice Cube and Eazy-E's beef, their manager taking advantage of the situation to make a lot of money, and Eazy-E's illness and eventual death. This is definitely a film worth seeing, and one that deserved better than it got.

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