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. — IMDB

STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON will be of most interest to lovers of hip hop. I learned a lot about the origins of this music genre and the way in which it is so tied to the artists’ lives. The acting is very good and the political aspects of the story are important. But I found that most scenes in the movie were the same tone and became boring after a while. The edginess of the first half is lost in the conventional second half. The material is not handled with adequate depth and it is way too long at over two hours.