Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Biopics are hard to pull off, especially when the subject (s) are both well known and still living. But give a good director a good story and an oscar nominated script (criminally the only nominations or this film) and you end up with Straight Outta Compton – a quality look at the rise of N.W.A and rap music in America in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Dre, Cube, E and Snoop are all represented here and whilst the film has taken some flack for leaving some of the rougher edges out, it’s still pretty hard hitting at times. Racism, AIDS, betrayal, drugs and money – it’s all on display alongside some of the best music of the decade. A must see.
Best Bit: F–k The Police
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy
If You Liked this Try: 8 Mile, Boyz In The Hood, Menace 2 Society