Straight Outta Compton

Lists: Drama, Music, Film Quest 2016

Brief Synopsis: "The group NWA emerges from the streets of Compton, California in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes pop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood."

Overall Ranking: 747 (Rank from 2015: # 25)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 25%
Regular 75%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Gorgon Reviews97(full review)
Bryan Lienesch86 - There's been a lot of artist/band biopics and documentaries this year, but 'Straight Outta Compton' might just be the best.
Comedy: 2
Sex Appeal: 7
Scary: 5
Rewatch: 5
Lisa Marie Bowman85 - Incendiary and powerful.
(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest83 - Lacked a great performance and the emotional hook it could have had if Easy E were made a more sympathetic character. Still a great story.
Citizen Charlie80(full review)
Sober Film Chick Mary Dieng80(full review)
Fast Film Reviews Mark Hobin80(full review)
Malfrey80 - With its powerful and enthralling soundtrack, F. Gary Gray rigorously delivers an attire of impression with his directing capabilities
(full review)
David Baruffi80(full review)
Chris Nashawaty of EW78(full review)
Silver Screen Riot Matt Oakes71(full review)
Dan O'Neill70(full review)

People Involved

  • OShea Jackson Jr. (Ice Cube)
  • Corey Hawkins (Dr. Dre)
  • Jason Mitchell (Eazy-E)
  • Neil Brown Jr. (Dj Yella)
  • Aldis Hodge (MC Ren)
  • Keith Stanfield (Snoop Dogg)
  • R. Marcos Taylor (Suge Knight)
  • Alexandra Shipp (Kim)
  • Paul Giamatti (Jerry Heller)
  • Angela Elayne Gibbs (Doris Jackson)
  • Orlando Brown (Block Dude #2)
  • Allen Maldonado (Al)
  • Dean Cameron (Capitol Records Executive)
  • AeriĆ©l Miranda (Lavetta)
  • Lauren Pacheco (Pool Party Girl)
  • Marlon Yates Jr. (The D.O.C)
  • Carra Patterson (Tomica)
  • Elena Goode (Nicole)
  • Keith Powers (Tyree)
  • Joshua Brockington (Young Warren G.)
  • Sheldon A. Smith (Warren G.)
  • Cleavon McClendon (Jinx)
  • Lisa Renee Pitts (Verna Griffin)
  • Bruce Beatty (Hosea Jackson)
  • Corey Reynolds (Lonzo Williams)
  • Tate Ellington (Bryan Turner)
  • Rogelio Douglas Jr. (Chuck D)
  • Andrew Borba (Journalist #1)
  • Matt Corboy (Journalist #2)
  • Larry Sullivan (Journalist #3)
  • Deborah Lacey (Journalist #4)
  • F. Gary Gray (Greg Mack)
  • Demetrius Grosse (Rock)
  • Og Blood (Michael Compton Menace Taylor)
  • Ashton Sanders (Kid #1)
  • Joshua Geter (Kid #2)
  • Kofi Siriboe (Block Dude #1)
  • Matthew Boylan (LAPD Crash Cop #1)
  • Chic Daniel (LAPD Crash Cop #2)
  • Tim Connolly (LAPD Cop)
  • Cris DAnnunzio (Uniform Cop #1)
  • Justin Goslee (Doo Tos Security Guard)
  • Alex Wexo (Officer)
  • Marcus Callender (HBO Rapper #1)
  • Vaughn Wilkinson (HBO Rapper #2)
  • Mark Thomas Holguin (Torrance Cop #1)
  • Sky Soleil (Torrance Cop #2)
  • Inny Clemons (Officer Rauch)
  • Jody Burke (Big Dude)
  • Asiah Epperson (Felicia)
  • Scott Endicott (Tour Bus Driver)
  • Dan Wells (Uniform Cop #2)
  • Greg Collins (Joe Louis Police)
  • Mark Sherman (Jimmy Iovine)
  • Rob Brownstein (CNN Journalist)
  • Marcc Rose (Tupac)
  • Nigel Lawes (Chillin Cop)
  • Andrea Berloff (Director)

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