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Tupac: Resurrection Reviews

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
May 24, 2014
It'd be easy to write off Paramount's Tupac: Resurrection as a cheap publicity stunt.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dan Jardine
September 12, 2012
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 | Original Score: 77/100
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
Gripping documentary, see it with your teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
May 15, 2009
The winning conceit of producer/director Lauren Lazin's flamboyant documentary about the life of Tupac Shakur is that the late rapper's voice is the primary source the audience hears.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Kam Williams
May 25, 2007
Whether he's dead or alive, this film reveals Tupac to be a scared, skinny kid with a gun, and a vulnerable human being who could easily be pierced by bullets, just like the rest of us.
| Original Score: 4/4
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 4, 2005
A dishearteningly incomplete portrait.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
August 24, 2004
The film would have been strengthened if it had been a little more willing to challenge Tupac's behaviour.
Read More | Original Score: 77/100
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
November 21, 2003
A must-see not only for fans of Shakur's music but for anyone who appreciates a well-told life story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
November 20, 2003
The film gives a fine sense of why Shakur's fans carry the torch for his legacy. But it's better from the perspective of that spirit on the streets, not up in the clouds.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 20, 2003
Content to be a kind of Valentine to the slain rapper -- so reliant on recycled MTV footage that it feels more like a Behind the Music special than a feature film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Timothy Knight
November 19, 2003
A balanced, insightful portrait of the provocative hip-hop icon.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
Harvey S. Karten
November 18, 2003
Docs like this help to banish the fear of movie audiences that non-fiction pics are nothing but talking-heads bore-fests.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Peter Debruge
Premiere Magazine
November 18, 2003
A revelation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
November 17, 2003
"Tupac: Resurrection" is one of the most eerie documentaries you'll ever see.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Bill White
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
November 17, 2003
MTV offers an airbrushed portrait that does nothing but perpetuate the myth of an 'angelic' hoodlum.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Top Critic
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
November 17, 2003
It's amazing stuff.
Pete Croatto
November 16, 2003
Take away the typical lush life or hard life images you associate with rap, and Shakur's struggles are common
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
November 16, 2003
Lazin's documentary may be somewhat one-sided -- Afeni Shakur's involvement guaranteed that -- but it's still immensely enlightening, and a genuine gift to Tupac's fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Carlo Cavagna
November 15, 2003
Don't expect investigative reporting.... Tupac: Resurrection is a trip through a man's head.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Top Critic
Stephanie Zacharek
November 15, 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.
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