Video Review

South Central (1993)

MPAA Rating: R

Details Movie Rated: R; Genres: Drama, Mystery and Thriller; With: Glenn Plummer; Distributor: Warner Bros.

Although comparisons with Boyz N the Hood may have helped sink this film at the box office, South Central hits its own raw but right chord. Glenn Plummer is a clamped-tight caldron as the jailbird who turns around when his son (Christian Coleman) heads down the same mean streets, and Steve Anderson's slick direction makes this a vivid piece of agit-pop. B

Originally posted Feb 19, 1993 Published in issue #158 Feb 19, 1993 Order article reprints

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