Straight Outta Compton

2015 R PT2H27M Blu-ray / DVD

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Straight Outta Compton

2015 R PT2H27M Blu-ray / DVD
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Bringing the raw reality of South Central Los Angeles to vinyl in the 1980s, N.W.A.'s electrifying debut album upped the social ante for rap music. This pull-no-punches portrait of the band's brief career traces their dramatic rise and fall.
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.40:1
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral), French
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Widescreen 2.40:1
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral), French
English: DTS-HD Master Audio, English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
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age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Straight Outta Compton is a biopic about groundbreaking, incendiary rap group N.W.A., whose song "F--k tha Police" caused a huge stir in 1988. On one hand, the group blazed many new trails in music and is still highly acclaimed today, but on the other hand, their behavior doesn't exactly qualify them as positive role models. Expect lots of extremely strong language, with constant use of "f--k," "s--t," the "N" word, and many more. Sexual content includes full-frontal female nudity, some sexual situations/references (oral sex, etc.), and characters with multiple partners. Violent scenes include a riot at a concert, fighting and beating, and general destruction. Some blood is shown, and characters die. Guns are drawn but rarely fired. One major character begins the film as a drug dealer, and cocaine and pot are shown. Characters drink frequently throughout (with no consequences), and drug use and smoking are shown.

Sexual Content

Full-frontal female nudity. Sexual activity. Oral sex. Characters with many partners. References to unprotected sex.


Guns are pulled but very infrequently fired. Several scenes of brutal fighting and beating. Scenes of a riot at a concert. Some bloody wounds. A major character dies. A character smashes up an office with a baseball bat. Battering ram smashes a house and hits a person. Minor characters die. Images of the 1991 Rodney King beating.


Frequent, extremely strong language includes "f--k," "motherf----r," "s--t," "bitch," "p---y," "ass," "f----t," "d--k," and the "N" word.

Social Behavior

Standard music biopic messages about the perils of fame and the importance of true friendships.


Rap artists, etc. mentioned, but not in a product placement sense.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

A main character starts out as a drug dealer. Pot and cocaine shown. Brief drug use. Characters drink heavily and frequently (with no consequences). Brief smoking.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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