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Great Buzz for STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON

nwa-biopic-postersThe word is that STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON, F. Gary Gray’s telling of the early years of NWA, is great.

Reviews are good; Variety’s Scott Foundas says “Director F. Gary Gray turns the meteoric rise and fractious fall of rap supergroup N.W.A. into a sprawling, exhilarating Los Angeles hip-hop epic.”

Lizzie Plaugic writes in The Verge review: “The movie’s Compton backdrop gives it a heavy atmosphere, but one in which levity can still be found, and when its jokes land — which is often — relief rushes in with the laughter. The relatively unknown cast rises to the incredible challenge of portraying some of the most recognizable people in the music industry. As Eazy-E, Jason Mitchell is by turns thick-headed, cunning, kind, infuriating, and fragile. Corey Hawkins plays Dr. Dre with an easy intelligence that would’ve made him look like an undoubtable force even if we didn’t already know the man he would turn out to be (He cries twice during the movie; so did I). O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Ice Cube’s real life son, who looks almost exactly like his dad on screen) plays Cube with a humanity that makes him seem both familiar and untouchable.”

And the advance word of mouth coming out of the audience preview screenings is enthusiastic; check out these tweets:

n-STRAIGHT-OUTTA-COMPTON-large570Ice Cube, F. Gary Gray, Dr. Dre

STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON opens August 14.