Menace II Society Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 719

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 122

Theatrical Release Date: 05/26/1993

Language: English

Genre: Crime, Drama

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes

Actors: Tyrin Turner, Larenz Tate, Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Johnson, Glenn Plummer, Jada Pinkett Smith

Plot: Caine Lawson is a young man in an urban nightmare. Following his graduation, he tries to free himself from the violence and drugs in Watts, CA. -- Chris Kavan

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/18/2019

Thought-provoking, inspired, and unflinchingly honest, "Menace II Society" resembles "Mean Streets" crossed with "Boyz n the Hood."

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FSUNoles27TS - wrote on 02/12/2013

In simple terms; this is a poor man's Boyz in da Hood

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sapien - wrote on 03/05/2010

I thought this movie was very realistic, in fact, a little too realistic.

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Yojimbo - wrote on 03/23/2012

Tyrin Turner stars as Caine, son of a drug dealer and junkie, raised by his grandparents in the projects and typical product of the 'hood. The Hughes brothers' film of life on the LA streets is one of the many released after the burgeoning mainstream popularity of hip hop in the early 1990s. It is a film with a message, namely that the same cycle of crime and violence is repeated through the mistakes of each generation and a youth without hope inevitably turns to crime as an "easy" way to escape poverty. The film is inevitably a little dated and there is a certain level of glamorization, the love scene in particular coming across as a chart R'n B video. The main flaw is in the fact that the characters are so self centred and obnoxious that it's difficult to care about them, but I guess …

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