7.9/10
159,498
361 user 376 critic

Straight Outta Compton (2015)

Trailer
2:33 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

The group NWA emerges from the mean streets of Compton in Los Angeles, California, in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood.

Director:

F. Gary Gray

Writers:

Jonathan Herman (screenplay), Andrea Berloff (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
Reviews
Popularity
1,424 ( 200)
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 28 wins & 39 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

8 Mile (2002)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young rapper, struggling with every aspect of his life, wants to make it big but his friends and foes make this odyssey of rap harder than it may seem.

Director: Curtis Hanson
Stars: Eminem, Brittany Murphy, Kim Basinger
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Follows the lives of three young males living in the Crenshaw ghetto of Los Angeles, dissecting questions of race, relationships, violence and future prospects.

Director: John Singleton
Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne, Hudhail Al-Amir
Notorious (2009)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The life and death story of Notorious B.I.G. (a.k.a. Christopher Wallace), who came straight out of Brooklyn to take the world of rap music by storm.

Director: George Tillman Jr.
Stars: Jamal Woolard, Anthony Mackie, Derek Luke
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Tells the true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur.

Director: Benny Boom
Stars: Demetrius Shipp Jr., Danai Gurira, Kat Graham
Friday (1995)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Two homies, Smokey and Craig, smoke a dope dealer's weed and try to figure a way to get the $200 they owe to the dealer by 10 p.m. that same night.

Director: F. Gary Gray
Stars: Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Nia Long
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music.

Director: Jim Sheridan
Stars: 50 Cent, Joy Bryant, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Creed (2015)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.

Director: Ryan Coogler
Stars: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson
Dope (2015)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Life changes for Malcolm, a geek who's surviving life in a tough neighborhood, after a chance invitation to an underground party leads him and his friends into a Los Angeles adventure.

Director: Rick Famuyiwa
Stars: Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
O'Shea Jackson Jr. ... Ice Cube
Corey Hawkins ... Dr. Dre
Jason Mitchell ... Eazy-E
Neil Brown Jr. ... DJ Yella
Aldis Hodge ... MC Ren
Marlon Yates Jr. ... D.O.C.
R. Marcos Taylor ... Suge Knight (as R. Marcus Taylor)
Carra Patterson ... Tomica
Alexandra Shipp ... Kim
Paul Giamatti ... Jerry Heller
Elena Goode ... Nicole
Keith Powers ... Tyree
Joshua Brockington ... Young Warren G
Sheldon A. Smith ... Warren G
Lakeith Stanfield ... Snoop (as Lakeith Lee Stanfield)
Edit

Storyline

In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels-armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent-stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world's most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today. Written by Universal Pictures

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The group that defined a generation becomes a movie of our time. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, strong sexuality/nudity, violence, and drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hai'sher mi'Compton See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$56,100,000, 16 August 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$161,197,785

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$201,634,991
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated director's cut)

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

On August 7, 2015, to help promote the film, Beats by Dre launched a new app through the website StraightOuttaSomewhere.com. The app allows users to create a meme by uploading a picture with the 'Straight Outta' logo and fill in the blank with a location of their choice. Some people did proclaim that they were 'Straight Outta' a certain city or locale, while others uploaded funny images and phrases. In under 24 hours, over 78,000 'Straight Outta' images were downloaded on social media sites and over 6 million downloads were generated before the film's opening day. Inquisitr.com proclaimed, "It's a successful viral photo campaign that is definitely bringing attention to the movie Straight Outta Compton." See more »

Goofs

When the NWA tour bus returns to Los Angeles, the Bank of America Center building in downtown is visible in the distance with its current logo. The logo seen was not adopted until 2001, while the tour occurred in 1989. See more »

Quotes

Ice Cube: FUCK THE POLICE!
See more »

Crazy Credits

The only opening credits are graffiti writings of the main characters and their actors. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Tosh.0: Welven Da Great (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Flava In Ya Ear
Written by Craig Mack, Easy Mo Bee (as Osten Harvey)
Performed by Craig Mack
Courtesy of Bad Boy Records/Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
An insult to human society
17 September 2015 | by craig_valSee all my reviews

This was appalling to watch real hip hop and rap was people like Kool Moe Dee or the young Busy Bee movie's like this make our world a harder place It felt like this was sent out out to all the teens and children it's wrong appalling. This isn't how music should be this genre is so poisoned and tainted it shouldn't of been funded it was unbearable. Would it of been so hard to have some positive people in it positive lyrics. Not that their life stories aren't bad or respected it's just the movie was all about rewarding ignorance I feel like anyone that watched this has been tainted it's not the cast, I respect some of the cast it just put the wrong message out to people especially the ones underage that will watch this. The swearing, drugs and violence were a huge impact on this and now more teens will do it monkey see monkey do. If it was old school if it was like respected hip hop artist in the 80's it would of been way better and I would of loved it.


260 of 581 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 361 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed