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The following day, Tre reunites with childhood friends Ricky () and Darin, nicknamed Doughboy, Baker (Baha Jackson), and Chris (Kenneth A. Brown), a quiet and shy boy also living in the neighborhood. Ricky and Doughboy, half-brothers, live with their mother in a small house across the street. While Ricky is naïve and trusting, Doughboy is aggressive and street-smart. Later that day, while walking along train tracks to the site of a dead body, the three are harassed by a teenage gang, who steal Ricky's football. Doughboy picks a fight and is kicked in the stomach. The ball is later returned to Ricky by another older boy.

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These are the stark choices in ’s “Boyz N the Hood,” one of the best American films of recent years. The movie is a thoughtful, realistic look at a young man’s coming of age, and also a human drama of rare power - Academy Award material. Singleton is a director who brings together two attributes not always found in the same film: He has a subject, and he has a style. The film is not only important, but also a joy to watch, because his camera is so confident and he wins such natural performances from his actors.


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Watching her bright young son on the brink of his teenage years, seeing him begin to listen to his troublesome friends instead of to her, the mother in “Boyz N the Hood” decides that it is best for the boy to go live with his father. The father works as a mortgage broker, out of a storefront office. He is smart and angry, a disciplinarian, and he lays down rules for his son. And then, out in the streets of south central Los Angeles, the son learns other rules.


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Boyz n the Hood is a 1991 American written and directed by . Starring , , , , , and , the film depicts life in poor South Central (now ) and was filmed and released in the summer of 1991. It was nominated for both and during the 1991 , making Singleton the youngest person ever nominated for Best Director and the first African–American to be nominated for the award.

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Shortly afterwards, Doughboy, who experiences at home and in the neighborhood, impulsively goes . He is caught, sent to a juvenile facility, and begins a life of crime.

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Believe it or not, Singleton was only 23 when Boyz n the Hood hit the theaters. He was the first African American and the youngest person to ever be nominated for a Best Director Academy Award. He was also nominated for Best Original Screenplay.

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Since the films release, Boyz N the Hood has received overwhelmingly positive reviews. Based on 45 reviews collected by , Boyz n the Hood has an overall approval rating of 98%, with a weighted average score of 8.4/10. By comparison, , which assigns a rating to reviews from mainstream critics, calculated an average score of 73 out of 100 from the 18 reviews it collected.

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Before her quick scenes in Boyz n the Hood as Tre’s mom, Bassett was using her acting chops in TV series and TV movies. (She was in a few episodes of The Cosby Show and in an episode of 227.) It was 1992 when her career took off, when she starred in The Jacksons: An American Dream and Malcolm X. She was nominated for an Oscar for her 1993 starring turn as Anna Mae Bullock—Tina Turner—in What’s Love Got to Do With It.