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Worth A Look: 9.09%
Average: 1.3%
Pretty Bad: 1.3%
Total Crap: 7.79%

2 reviews, 65 user ratings

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Menace II Society
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"Well, that sucked."
1 stars

Sometimes a movie comes along that makes you reflect about the world and where it's headed. This is not one of those movies.

Now, I like Samuel L. Jackson just as much as the next guy and I like Laurenz Tate, or however you spell his name, too. However, this movie sucks. The Hughes Brothers are good film-makers, but they are shitty writers. Menace II Society sucks and Dead Presidents sucks simply because they can't write for shit.

Boyz N the Hood is a great "ghetto movie," but that's about the only one I can think of. Menace II Society doesn't really do a good job of teaching a lesson or anything like that. The only people I know that like it are teenaged white kids who wished they lived in the ghetto for some reason.

I can't imagine anyone being stupid enough to kill two people in a convenient store then the person takes the tape and shows it to everyone with two eyes and brags about it. I don't care where this person grew up, why would anyone do that?

To tell you the truth, if I hadn't seen that this was rated #6 on the Top 20 list here at Hollywood Bitchslap out of every movie ever, I wouldn't even had wasted my time writing this. But, I felt that with all the great movies out there, why should something that sucks this bad be rated #6? Hopefully, me giving it a 1 will knock it completely off the list and into the gutter where it belongs.

I could write a better ghetto movie than this and I live in the heart of Minnesota.

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11/23/09 Jeff Wilder Best of the hood movies. 5 stars
7/17/09 Jerome C. BEST IN DA HOOD MOVIE I'VE EVER SEEN 5 stars
8/22/08 weezy since '93,now itz'08 but the movie is still the in south african,'n they lyk it 5 stars
3/05/08 coldwaxa colder than a hookers heart 5 stars
1/27/07 gansta yo this movie mad me a straight up menace in da hood yo 5 stars
10/26/06 teeterz i love this movie 5 stars
1/03/06 Wiseman yes the movie is great, but it is sad reality that this is how bad some states are 5 stars
9/12/04 Gary Schork Love Ghetto movies and this one is tops 5 stars
8/18/04 JBandit My favorite movie 5 stars
6/09/04 Desiree too tight 5 stars
5/24/04 Butterbean The best "hood" flick to come out during the genre's prime in the 90's. 4 stars
4/15/04 Vee Straight up, this movies dope..if you know the deal, you know its real...straights. 5 stars
3/13/04 James Kustes Very depressing film 4 stars
2/15/04 745i Pretty good, don't know wtf youre talkin about 5 stars
12/18/03 Nick Oh hell yeah, hell yeah 5 stars
12/12/03 Andre Catlett Real 5 stars
11/19/03 Zel Touching, yet badass. Very well done film. 5 stars
10/18/03 Lynn Lane Awesome movie with a solid script! 5 stars
10/16/03 Goofy Maxwell M II S captured the 'tude of Mean Streets, & I cared more about these characters. 4 stars
9/22/03 Katy Bryson This film is amazing but very sad and the acting is superb. 5 stars
8/11/03 michael amazin film 5 stars
6/11/03 Master P Jack Sommersby, lick balls......Uhhhh Na Nah Na Nah, That's right, right there, keep likin 5 stars
6/02/03 ashley young very good 5 stars
4/08/03 Brian Courtney Should have won an Oscar!!! 5 stars
3/25/03 Jack Sommersby Overfamiliar and cliched. Nice camerawork, but the dramatic arc is very limited. 2 stars
2/28/03 G Best part: beginning- father's friend says: Who the f... you think you is punk a..!! awesom 5 stars
2/19/03 Precious This movie is one of the best movie you will see , the good acting and reality of plot 5 stars
1/19/03 sammy its great who ever rated dis film is racist. 4 stars
1/16/03 Cory Morris It was the best black movie I have ever, there should have been a part 2 5 stars
12/29/02 jamahl menace 2 society is the shit negro 5 stars
11/07/02 steven white it was great the best movie i have seen in a long time 5 stars
11/05/02 claire d-m this film is the fuckin wickedest 5 stars
8/22/02 Jezzah This film will hit you upside the head, So harsh! 5 stars
5/31/02 Tammie Fuckin good movie! 5 stars
4/26/02 austin petri this movie was fukkin awsome 5 stars
4/20/02 Jessica I loved it!! O-Dog looks so good!! 5 stars
1/31/02 big c hustle damn, this movie is the shit 5 stars
9/05/01 Butterbean Tate was worthy of an Oscar for this one. Just like Joe Pesci in Goodfellas 4 stars
8/13/01 Tim Gee It kicked my butt 5 stars
6/24/01 COMESH DOPE ! 5 stars
6/23/01 Luciano Pablo Nastradamos This film is the best film I've ever seen. 5 stars
6/18/01 Sam Brilliant, Classic tunes in it. 5 stars
4/17/01 carlos stewart this movie is just to damn good 5 stars
4/15/01 Chanice Jones Dis movie is da shit...Fuck ya'll hatas who dont like it. Caine is dope as hell 5 stars
3/30/01 tecki ficking good 5 stars
3/18/01 LaToya Hicks I think this was an excellent film!!!!!!! 4 stars
3/08/01 Chino THIS MOVIE IS THE SHIT, awEsome plot and the ending was crazy and sad 5 stars
2/19/01 Tyrone One of the greatest movies ever made, also one of the most powerful 5 stars
2/16/01 Mart Dawg Best damn movie ever, fo real Larenz Tate was the shit 5 stars
2/11/01 Paul Lareen a fucking cool film 5 stars
1/16/01 Richard Probert This film is fukin great. Watch it before you go out on sat night with the boys. 5 stars
1/13/01 miller what can u say except fucking hits the spot 5 stars
10/19/00 thewolf Great Movie 5 stars
9/01/00 Rob Oh damn..the best "ghetto" movie ever made. Great directing, acting, everything.. 5 stars
5/22/00 EZ AS My most fav movie eva 5 stars
4/17/00 Justin Powerful, disturbing, shocking, utterly compelling 5 stars
1/16/00 JonnyAngel It's alright 3 stars
10/21/99 Phat Mac One of the best movies ever...Larenz Tate has Oscar winning performance..a must see for all 5 stars
8/11/99 Japtalian Larenz Tate should have been nominated for an oscar. This movie is scary. 5 stars
7/09/99 Kliment An incredible movie....... 5 stars
11/29/98 Mike F I made 10 bucks off of this film. 5 stars
11/27/98 G Even better than Boyz. Tate is incredible 5 stars
11/26/98 Mr.Pink The Hughes brothers will surely one day make a classic based on the evidence here... 4 stars
10/10/98 Nate Dogg My favorite comin' of age in the hood flick....beautiful visuals... 5 stars
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