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.


Critic Reviews for Tupac: Resurrection

All Critics (89) | Top Critics (34)

It's amazing stuff.

Nov 17, 2003

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.

Nov 15, 2003

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.

Nov 14, 2003 | Rating: 2.5/4
USA Today
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[An] absorbing experience.

Nov 14, 2003 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

While Tupac: Resurrection includes some never-before- seen family photos and performance footage, and excerpts from the late rapper's journals, it offers little in the way of new information or insight into the rapper's world.

Nov 14, 2003 | Rating: 2/4

Fans, of course, will devour this film, but there's plenty to chew on for the uninitiated as well.

Nov 14, 2003 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Tupac: Resurrection


This was a pretty amazing documentary. I was legitimately mesmerized by some of Tupac's interviews, which are very effectively used as narration for the entire film. He was a true poet, and I'm not sure that I've ever seen anybody express themselves so eloquently and with such persuasion as he did when he was talking about something he was passionate about. Great stuff.

Jared H
Jared H

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
Frisby 2007

Super Reviewer

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
Bobby Hobbs

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.
Mike T.

Super Reviewer

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