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Movie Reviews for Parents: Straight Outta Compton

Betsy is a life-long word nerd and movie lover; she's combined passions for parenting and pop culture in her position at Common Sense Media and is mom to two awesome kids.

Is Straight Outta Compton appropriate for kids? Here's what Common Sense Media thinks

Straight Outta Compton follows the rise and fall of NWA, the iconic '80s hip hop group that revolutionized the music world with its hardcore raps. The group, whose members include Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, MC Ren, DJ Yella and Eazy-E, blazed many new trails in music and is still highly acclaimed today — but their behavior doesn't exactly qualify them as positive role models.

If your kids want to see Straight Outta Compton, watch Common Sense's video review first to decide whether or not it's age-appropriate, and check out the "Families Can Talk About" questions at the end of the written review for excellent talking points and takeaways.

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