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Based on 26 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 80
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Lacks the cumulative impact of "Boyz," since Singleton allows repetition and sermonizing to dull his theme about the infantilization of black males. But Baby Boy leaves you shaken. show more

  • 50
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    It would have been enough that Singleton raise these difficult questions without trying to wrap them up, too, in the last five minutes. show more

  • 88
    Mike Clark USA Today

    An easy movie to pick apart, but it lives, breathes and switches moods from humor to despair better than any American release this year. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Despite the audience pandering -- not just in its violence, but in its wall-to-wall sexual vulgarity -- there are terrific elements in Baby Boy. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Now Singleton, too, dares to take a hard look at his community. His characters are a little older, and he is older, too, and less forgiving. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    A movie that will act like a smack in the face to some audiences, while others may simply laugh in recognition. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Kicks off the Oedipus theme that gallops through the story. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Raunchy, provocative and often very funny. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Sometimes gets repetitive and is slightly overlong. But it's got solid performances. show more

  • 38
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    A mistaken message is a price a filmmaker pays when he tries to load weighty themes like the cycle of violence on an overgrown boy who scoots around on a bicycle. show more

  • April 27, 2009 Micheal Williams
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    great movie, how can I find the sound track to the movie? Marvin Gaye

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