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Baby Boy

Baby Boy

2001
Drama
2h 10m
This is the story of Jody, an unemployed young black man, who's been living with his mother for several years, even though he's got a child of his own. Romantically, he's having relationships with two women: the mother, Yvette of his son, and a new interest. (imdb)
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Baby Boy

2001
Drama
2h 10m
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Rated 29 Apr 2019
50
31st
A ghetto soap dramedy Not my favorite Singleton movie....But not horrible either
Rated 06 Jun 2021
70
46th
It is difficult to think of other films that follow the plight of black urban men and women without adding excessive flourishes. The extra is here, for sure, but Singleton spends more time focusing on the faults and struggles with these characters than he does with their tragedies. Ving Rhames steals each scene he is in with a physical performance like no other.
Rated 07 Apr 2012
25
3rd
Even though I was banging that other chick I only love you, and other street wisdom.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
80
74th
I enjoyed this quite a bit (very surprising). Ving Rhames was great, and Tyrese did an ample job as well.
Rated 12 Nov 2023
84
73rd
Beautifully (and sensitively) performed urban drama gives a well-stocked cast some powerhouse moments, particularly Rhames whose hulking and powerful presence may well be a career best. The truth and honesty in the performances compensate for some long-winded wanderings in the screenplay (especially the over elaborate subplot for a still compelling Snoop Dogg) which leaves the third act feeling scattered, when a focused finale for Gibson would have left the movie on a stronger note.
Rated 10 Jan 2011
73
50th
73.000
Rated 23 Dec 2011
81
81st
Underrated. ...kinda
Rated 26 Feb 2008
62
41st
What can I say... I was sucked into this wonderful piece of loud, obnoxious yelling and hysterical stereotypes. Not to mention, Tyrese is pretty fiiine.
Rated 02 Jun 2007
50
33rd
John Singleton bragged in interviews when _Boyz N The Hood_ was big, "I'm a writer first, I just direct to protect my vision." This movie shows that he's already out of ideas. No wonder Mr. New Black Cinema is taking work like directing _2 Fast 2 Furious_ *guffaw*
Rated 20 Feb 2013
80
78th
Singleton's Baby Boy is a deconstruction of the kind of protagonists, young urban black men, that populate other classic "hood" films including his own Boyz N The Hood. Also, to my fellow commenters, this film doesn't represent all black people. Obviously.
Rated 27 Mar 2009
15
9th
A complete garbage to me. Full of stupid stereotypes. Neither knew it was a sequel to Boyz'n the Hood, because it is much worse.
Rated 06 May 2009
4
71st
"Those who lost faith after Higher Learning and Poetic Justice will be pleasantly surprised by this slow-burning drama."
Rated 08 Jun 2017
68
24th
The performances are good in this film. The script however needs a rewrite. The movie starts off really well but becomes repetitive and finally falls apart in the final third. Overall this film is disappointing.
Rated 14 Aug 2009
20
44th
Singleton grabs the young African-American man by the shirtfront, and gives him a good shake: "Grow up! Take responsibility! Be a man!" The case-in-point narrative is short on development, long on naturalistic detail -- long on invective and expletive -- long on attitude and brutality -- just plain long.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
70
23rd
Good performances, but it's basically about nothing.
Rated 07 Jan 2013
30
18th
A mostly pathetic look at black culture. Their relationships consist of foul and disgusting language and violent abusive behavior. A sad commentary full of stereotypes, selfishness, stupidity and disrespect. The religious aspects were ironic. People might say this is street, a raw look at real life, but if this resembles your life, you would be wise to find a new one. This was a chore to watch to the end. It's torturous, boring, stupid, childish, violent and predictable.
Rated 26 Oct 2007
75
44th
Ving Rhames represents as usual. Tyrese was ok too...

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