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The Wood Reviews

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January 1, 2000
A sweet-natured, overly familiar coming-of-age enterprise.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 1, 2000
Since positive images of middle-class black friendships and romance remain rare while gangster tales, drugs and gang gunfire dominate the screen, The Wood gets bonus points.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
It's got heart and it's much smarter and funnier than you'd be led to believe.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Isn't particularly memorable.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
January 1, 2000
Inane coming-of-age comedy.
January 1, 2000
Nelson hilariously and poignantly portrays Mike's journey into puberty.
January 1, 2000
When will Epps, who was in The Mod Squad, get a picture worthy of his obvious talent?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Part after-school sex comedy, part wedding-blues slapstick, part cornball friends-are-family moralization, The Wood exists as a seldom represented American time capsule, and it's all good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
It is unremarkable in every way, save one -- the cast is African-American.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
The Wood is a sporadically funny buddy movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 1, 2000
Awkward performances, unsure directing flaw The Wood.
January 1, 2000
The Wood spends too much time wallowing in arrested adolescence to make you feel you've traveled anywhere.
January 1, 2000
Quaint and refreshing!
January 1, 2000
A boring and distancing affair!
January 1, 2000
Funny, awkward, or poignant!
January 1, 2000
The Wood isn't all that fresh.
January 1, 2000
A refreshing, loving look at friendship and growing up black.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 1, 2000
This rambling and episodic autobiographical saga of three friends coming of age in Inglewood, Calif. in the '80s is so determined to be likable that it forgets to be interesting.
January 1, 2000
Even the charismatic Epps can't bail out a script that lacks tension, too often substitutes high-fives for dialogue or action and calls for farce scenes that used to get 'em rolling in the stone aisles of ancient Greece.
January 1, 2000
The Wood paints a fair picture of growing up black, bright and, of all things, without sullen malice or uncorrectable misogyny.
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