Menace II Society
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This stylized inner-city gangster drama is the debut film of Allan and
Albert Hughes, 21-year-old fraternal twins. Set in a claustrophobic
Watts, the film is constructed as a harrowing collection of brutal
vignettes of car hijackings, street assassinations and random
violence. The film plays like a black Mean Streets. Its theme is the
cruel fate of its two lead characters, a relatively good though
unfocused kid (Tyrin Turner) who is undone by his allegiance to his
pathologically unbalanced best friend O-Dog (Larenz Tate). From the
opening scene, a brutal Korean grocery store murder, Menace II Society
is a pessimistic and wholly unsentimental portrait of late
20th-century American life. With Jada Pinkett, Vonte Sweet, MC Eiht,
Ryan Willianms, Too $hort, Samuel L. Jackson, Charles Dutton and Bill