Back in my days of school I heard of this film but knew nothing of it. It was commonly known as a 90's video nasty and was the talk of the town alongside other similar gangster films. The difference with these films over other horror video nasties was this genre was realistic and...
This debut offering from twin brothers Albert and Allen Hughes was one of the most critically-acclaimed urban crime films to appear in the wake of John Singleton's influential Boyz N the Hood. Set in ... read more
Release Date: May 26, 1993
DVD Release Date: July 3, 2001
Stats: 3,232 reviews
Flixster Reviews (3,232)
September 7, 2012
August 4, 2012
This is the truth. This is what's real.
Great strong movie! Menace To Society is as hard hitting powerful as any film about the Hood is ever going to be. The opening scene was so well done I was blown away and loved it so much I would have been satisfied if that was the film ev...
July 23, 2011
"yea, ima git a double burger... and some fries.."
"ay, ay, nigga what da fuck i say? wit cheese, mutha fucka, wit cheese!"
January 25, 2010
just short of boyz in the hood as an urban drama with real chops, the film is a bit more reliant on entertaiment than reality than boyz in the hood is. overall however, the film also boasts great performances from nobody's and sells its message better than almost any film of thi...
January 6, 2010
Grocery Store Man: I feel sorry for your mother.
O-Dog: What'd you say about my mama?
A ghetto drama about a young hustler who was equipped to have a better life if he was raised in a different environment. Instead, with the friends and role models available to him, the life...
September 24, 2009
Better than Boyz in da hood, this is gritty and real. There is not one hint of Hollywood or Disney, it?s a long hard look at the true nature of the Hood.
February 6, 2009
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 ...
January 29, 2008
I was really into these type of films in the 90's when I was in my early teens, it really does seem quite dated now.
An enjoyable nostalgic watch, but nowhere near as good as I remembered it.
August 26, 2007
Brace yourself when U watch this!
July 14, 2007
A very good if extremely violent crime film. Similar to Boyz N the hood it charts the life of a young man in the LA hood. Great performances and very dramatic.
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