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Poetic Justice (1993)


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R&B star Janet Jackson made an impressive film debut in Poetic Justice as Justice, a hairdresser at a small salon in South Central Los Angeles. Justice uses her poetry to deal with her grief after her boyfriend is killed in a shooting incident at a drive-in. Hired to work at a hair stylists' event in Oakland, Justice is stranded when her car breaks down, until she remembers that her friend Ieasha (Regina King) was going to hop a ride down to Oakland with her boyfriend Chicago (Joe Torry), a



May 8, 2001

Columbia Pictures Corporation

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John Singleton's follow-up to his stunning debut, Boys N the Hood, is a major disappointment--a sophomore jinx.

April 28, 2012 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com

The two leads are raw but completely intriguing, and Poetic Justice offers a slice of the urban story that we generally don't get to see.

December 21, 2005 Full Review Source: DVD Clinic
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A quiet, personal story that should have been louder, bolder.

May 25, 2002

Audience Reviews for Poetic Justice

I had recorded this on dvr to watch. The times were out, so I missed the last 15 minutes. I wasn't overly disappointed about it.
Is okay, but not my type of thing.
March 16, 2014

Super Reviewer

an engaging movie with a messed up ending. one forgets how good shakur was as an actor until you realize that he was a huge chunk of the good films of this genre in the early 90's.
January 25, 2010
danny d

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=) I like this movie a lot....I love the song at the end by Janet Jackson, she did well in here as well as the late Tupac. =) They were cute.
August 29, 2009

Super Reviewer

Not one of Singleton's best, but the story was ok. The actors/singers placed to play the lead characters were a bit annoying, but Regina King was the best whom always get's into her role, and stole the show from the two main characters. Mayo Angelou's poems are great, which is quoted by Janet Jackson in this ok movie. I liked it and it was amusing, but they just did not bring out the roles as they should have.
November 13, 2009

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    1. Panhandler: You got any spare change brother?
    2. Lucky: Hell no. you'll end up drinking it up. But I can give you a stamp so you can mail your ass a job application
    – Submitted by Heather R (9 months ago)
    1. Lucky: She needs to get her ass a job at a liquor store as much as she be drinking.
    – Submitted by Heather R (9 months ago)
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