Straight Outta Compton (movie)

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Straight Outta Compton
Directed byF. Gary Gray
Produced byIce Cube
Tomica Woods-Wright
Matt Alvarez
F. Gary Gray
Scott Bernstein
Dr. Dre
Written byScott Marshall Smith
Screenplay byJonathan Herman
Andrea Berloff
Story byS. Leigh Savidge
Alan Wenkus
Andrea Berloff
StarringO'Shea Jackson, Jr.
Corey Hawkins
Jason Mitchell
Paul Giamatti
Aldis Hodge
Neil Brown, Jr.
Music byJoseph Trapanese
CinematographyMatthew Libatique
Edited byBilly Fox
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
August 11, 2015
(Los Angeles premiere)
August 14, 2015
(United States)
Running time
147 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$29 million[1]
Box office$80.2 million[2]

Straight Outta Compton is a 2015 American biographical movie. It was directed by F. Gary Gray and it was produced by Ice Cube, Tomica Woods-Wright, Matt Alvarez, F. Gary Gray, Scott Bernstein, and Dr. Dre. Straight Outta Compton was released on August 14, 2015. The movie is about the Compton hip hop group N.W.A and it follows the group through their rise and fall.

The movie got positive reviews from critics. It has a 89% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[3] Movie critic Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times gave the movie 3.5 stars out of 4 and called it "one of the better musical biopics of the last 20 years." Roeper said that the movie was "enthralling" and "energized" and he praised the cast for delivering "strong, memorable work that transcends mere imitation."[4]

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  1. "Box office report: Straight Outta Compton dominates with $56 million opening". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2015-8-21. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. "Straight Outta Compton". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2015-8-21. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. "Straight Outta Compton". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2015-8-21. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. "'Straight Outta Compton': Enthralling biopic puts N.W.A. in the tension of the times". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 2015-8-21. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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