Baby Boy


Action / Crime / Drama / Romance / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 71% · 93 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 87% · 50K ratings
IMDb Rating 6.5/10 10 16792 16.8K


Top cast

Ving Rhames as Melvin 'Mel'
DeJuan Guy as Looney Toon
Snoop Dogg as Rodney
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1.06 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
2 hr 10 min
Seeds 25
2.05 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
2 hr 10 min
Seeds 18

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by kevin_robbins 7 / 10

This isn't Singleton's best work but is definitely worth a viewing

Baby Boy (2001) is a John Singleton picture that I recently rewatched on Tubi. The storyline follows a young man who lives with his mom, has a baby mama and has a side chick. He does his best to treat his baby mama right and create a direction with her...but is too selfish to let his side chick go. Meanwhile, his mom has a new lover and he's worried about getting kicked out. Will Baby Boy grow up and become a man and do what he needs to do to do right by the women in his life, or stay at his mom's house for life acting like the world owes him something?

As previously referenced, this movie is written and directed by John Singleton (Boyz N the Hood) and stars Tyrese Gibson (Transformers), Taraji P. Henson (Hustle & Flow), Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction), Omar Gooding (Ghost Dad), Mo'Nique (Precious), A. J. Johnson (House Party), Snoop Dogg (Training Day) and Tamara Bass (Boston Public).

This movie is so well cast and written and contains a nice blend of comedy, drama and self-discovery. A. J. Johnson and Taraji P. Henson are absolutely gorgeous in this picture. There's some good shower and sex scenes in this picture. Ving Rhames steals the show though as his performance is hilarious, strong and impactful. Every scene he is in is tremendous. The breakfast scene, mom sex sounds through the wall and clothes selling sequences always crack me up. The acting is also very good, Henson's "he don't love me anymore" scene is tremendous. The ending with the character evolutions and new perspectives is also perfectly written. The one aspect of the movie that frustrated me was Tyrese's acting, which was inconsistent. His dreams and the shooting sequence were poorly done.

Overall, this is a very worthwhile film that isn't Singleton's best work but is definitely worth a viewing. I would score this a 7-7.5/10 and strongly recommend it.

Reviewed by LukeG 7 / 10

Difficult to watch; doesn't make it a bad movie

While watching this movie, I had absolutely no idea what I would end up rating it. It was not an enjoyable experience. Not until it was over did I realize what a good job John Singleton had actually done. This was not a comedy, nor a romantic story, but a true depiction of SOME (NOT ALL) aspects of Black life. I recognized each and everyone of these characters, for better or worse. They were not exaggerated or sugar-coated, but portrayed in a true light which is often difficult to watch or accept. Which explained my uncomfortableness, I'm sure that was the point and it was well received. 7 out of 10***

Reviewed by raulfaust 8 / 10

Baby boy not a day goes by...

This movie deserves some recognition for a lot of reasons. First, the plot is very well written; there are interesting (and plausible) situations happening all the time, most of them showing aspects of ordinary lives. Every step characters do is justified, bringing realism to the film. Actors involved in this project are extremely professional-- and unintentionally hilarious--, with highlights to Taraji P. Henson, who surprised me. Yvette feels incongruent when allows Joe Joe standing alone in the same room as Rodney, but that may show the lack of responsibility she could have had. The main analogy between an immature man and a baby is quite smart, and everyone is capable to relate with such character. That happens because in current societies, it's getting longer and longer the time for the kids to leave parents' house. We all have the kangaroo syndrome, and it amazes me that in 2001 John Singleton could have made a movie with this subject. The only thing that I didn't enjoy was the poor acting coming from Snoop Dogg; it feels like he's just playing himself-- despite the violent behavior, which I have no information of. All in all, "Baby Boy" is a refreshing movie that I recommend to everyone who enjoys dramas and real life problems.

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