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Tupac: Resurrection (2003)



Critic Consensus: There's no question where the director's loyalty lies in this one-sided tribute; however, Tupac's charisma makes this doc an engaging sit.

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A documentary about the pivotal hip-hop artist Tupac Shakur that is narrated entirely in the words of the deceased artist himself. Through a variety of interviews, journal readings, poetry performances, private home movies, and never-before-seen concert footage, the film serves as a "self-portrait" of a cultural icon whose career and persona, both, continue to grow from beyond the grave.more
Rating: R (for strong language and images of drugs, violence and sex)
Genre: Documentary, Television, Musical & Performing Arts
Directed By:
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 15, 2004
Box Office: $7.6M
Paramount Pictures - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Tupac: Resurrection

All Critics (99) | Top Critics (39)

It's amazing stuff.

Full Review… | November 17, 2003
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

It never addresses the problem that the more Tupac opens his mouth to explain what his music is or isn't about, and what role in society it is or isn't supposed to serve, the more obvious it becomes that his views aren't reflected in the actual music.

Full Review… | November 15, 2003
Top Critic

It's great to hear a person no longer with us captured so bountifully in interviews, talking and even bubbling about his friends, his legacy and his scrapes.

Full Review… | November 14, 2003
USA Today
Top Critic

[An] absorbing experience.

Full Review… | November 14, 2003
Toronto Star
Top Critic

It'd be easy to write off Paramount's Tupac: Resurrection as a cheap publicity stunt.

Full Review… | May 24, 2014
Slant Magazine

Tupac's evolution as an artist showed us a young man who was an activist, involved in the community, who showed signs of becoming a more self-aware and self-critical artist, as his music moved from the political to the personal.

Full Review… | September 12, 2012

Audience Reviews for Tupac: Resurrection

One of my favorite documentaries of all time. Even if you never listened too Tupac, or rap all that much, you'd still probably be interested in the story of his life, if you gave this movie a shot.

Bobby Hobbs

Super Reviewer


Undeniably more faithful to how a biopic movie than others. 2Pac was one of the greatest Rappers out there, & I'm thankful I got a chance to meet this guy at the age of 6 (one year after I met Chris Wallace). I was a Compton boy.

May his soul rest in peace.

Frisby 2007

Super Reviewer


I enjoyed this movie a lot. An absorbing, unique documentary that really depicts how remarkable of a person Tupac was. And I don't even like rap music.

Mike T.

Super Reviewer

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