Straight Outta Reviews

Straight Outta Compton is definitely not an Oscar movie. The end product is closer to a VH-1 biopic than a Walk the Line or Ray. It has a completely surface narrative, trying to tell the story of too many people from too many points of view.  I found myself wishing that I was watching a documentary of NWA rather than this movie with an uneven cast and an insultingly forgiving depiction of Dr. Dre.  That guy sucks.

That’s not to say I didn’t enjoy the film.  The story is fascinating, which is why I wish it was better than it was.  And Jason Mitchell as Eazy-E shows real promise as an actor, but can Paul Giamatti retire his sleazy manager character already?  Please?

Overall, the film is a fun walk down memory lane. (Remember when everyone was freaking out about gangsta rap?)  Plus, boobs. B-

P.S. For the record, I’ve always given big ups to the West Si-ide. Cuz I know it’s the best side.