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Straight Outta Compton

7.82 h 26 min201515
Five young men from South Central Los Angeles forge their anger and inner-city frustrations into the most potent weapon imaginable: their music.
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4.7 out of 5 stars

4630 global ratings

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Critic GReviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 April 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Blu-Ray worth buying
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Now let's clear up something right from the off, this is a movie about a very controversial hip-hop group and the majority of the film will contain hip-hop music. If hip-hop is a genre of music you dislike then stay away from this movie as it will result in bias negative reviews judged purely on a preference.
The film is in my eyes one of the best of 2015. Went to see this in cinemas and got this blu-ray on release day.
The performances of the actors is convincing, raw and refreshing delivering a believable atmosphere and story. For me personally the actor as Dr. Dre stole the show as he had the biggest variety of emotional performances to give and his character development meant switching up his acting style to really show the origin of hip hops pioneer realistically.
The soundtrack is authentic and hip hop/ nwa fans will love everything from seeing Eazy-E's hilarious first recording session, a young ice cubes back story stretching through to the early days of his acting career and the inclusion of the death row years in Dre's life showing how he eventually stood up to Suge Knight and created aftermath (a label which spawned one of the best rappers of the 21st century... A certain 'white boy'). Its an added bonus seeing a cameo of '2pac' and the extreme resemblence his actor has with the original rap artist who is also going to star in the upcoming Tupac movie. If you love hip-hop this is like a giant christmas present on a disc.
The Blu-ray itself comes in a very smooth sleeve and Amazon delivered it in pristine condition.
There is an extended cut albeit not a very noticeable difference to the original something its still a bonus and its crammed with special features for you to dig into.
All in all this is a Blu-Ray worth buying simply because of how much the movie offers and how much more the disc gives with it. Nothing better than hearing 'straight outta compton' play in crisp quality audio; really brings the track to life much like this release does for the movie. MUST OWN*****
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HCollinsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 March 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
I really enjoyed this film although hearing what they were saying was ...
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I really enjoyed this film although hearing what they were saying was a little tricky at times. It's a little gem as I don't often find really good films these days that keep me gripped. I would say that it you think it's a little slow in the first half hour, don't give up on it. They could have a sequel/related film about Dr Dre as he's had an interesting life and a lot was left out in the film, but I guess they have a limited time to deal with and the film wasn't meant to be all about him, it was essentially about the group.
4 people found this helpful
Liam KReviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 September 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Not accurate
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This is just a dramatisation of fantasy inspired by a rap group... If you know anything, you would know what made up bull this movie is full of, it's quite sad really because it would of been just as good if they kept it truthful, not to mention the disrespect on eazy by depicting him getting jumped when he didn't.
Mr C.MorganReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 May 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Compton's Gangster Rap Success Story.
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Brilliant true story portrayed of the lives of Gangster Rappers, Dr Dre., Ice Cube and Easy E. From their humbled beginnings living in Compton., where drug dealing, gangsters and violence was the norm in the mid 80s. These three guys had aspirations to make it big with a new style of rap music call Gangster Rap. It wasn't going to be an easy ride for these guys because the contents of their lyrics was deemed by the law to incident violence and hatred towards the police and the system. Their style of Rap music became an instant success with the masses. It became evident that no matter what the law said to prevent their music was becoming popular, the more fans of the Rap group wanted to hear more or couldn't get enough of it. With good management or record producer, so it seemed, nothing was going to stop these guys from becoming very successful in the Rap Music Industry. Like most groups or organisations, there are always internal fueds and problems along the way. These guys were no exception to those types of issues they encountered along their musical journey. Brilliant movie, very entertaining and refreshing. Highly recommended viewing.
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SkippyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 04 May 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Witness the strength of street knowledge!
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I must admit I was sceptical about buying this. The film it's self is very good and depicts most major events that transpired during Easy E's short life in the music industry. There was a couple of little side bits I would like to have seen. All in all this is a fantastic tribute to the origins of gangsta rap and the struggle to survive from those who wished to silence street youth culture. R.I.P Easy E, you are sadly missed by all who grew up hearing your voice.
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Carrotcakez3Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 August 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Absolutely loved it.
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What an epic film, charting the creation of the worlds biggest and well known rap group and their rise to fame and basically creating the gangster rap genre. This definitely lived up to its expectations.
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charanjit singh dharivalReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 March 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
brilliant film about the music industry and corrupt record company managers
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brilliant film and insight on how NWA developed as solo artists afterwards. From the first scene where we find out how ruthless records name came about with easy E drug deal and his customer calling him ruthless, to the band relationship with there manager. Great extra scenes and making of documentaries and booming soundtrack in HD quality with digital sound. I can watch this film again and again
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NordicVikingReviewed in the United Kingdom on 01 March 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Banging film from NWA
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Was into NWA as a kid. Really glad I bought this as I found out quite a bit more about the group, the trials and tribulations they went through, backgrounds, alliances, enemies and basically the out and out struggle facing them and others to survive. I recommend this film as it is not only excellent but also is educational. Challenges social stigmas in a confrontational way. Ranks up there with Public Enemy.
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