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643 Ratings

Menace II Society

United States, 1993
Crime, Drama


Drama about a young man who tries to break away from the dead-end criminal life of his gang-ridden inner city neighbourhood.

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Menace II Society Directed by Allen Hughes, Albert Hughes

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1993 | Directors' Fortnight

Independent Spirit Awards

1994 | Winner: Best Cinematography

1994 | 2 nominations including: Best First Feature

Critics reviews

It wears its nihilism on its sleeve: This, I think, is why the film is so essential to the story of the L.A. riots, even as it does not directly address them… There’s no room for hope in a movie like this — which is what distinguishes it from Boyz, and also from other films of its kind.
April 28, 2017
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