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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
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
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
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.
| Original Score: 77/100

Empire Magazine
July 3, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Neil Smith
June 22, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sarah Rodman
Boston Herald
February 2, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
Timothy Knight
November 19, 2003
A balanced, insightful portrait of the provocative hip-hop icon.
| 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
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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+
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Dennis Harvey
July 23, 2008
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
Jesse Washington
San Francisco Examiner
January 20, 2004

Boston Phoenix
December 2, 2003
Cynthia Fuchs
November 21, 2003

Orlando Weekly
November 20, 2003

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
November 15, 2003
Top Critic

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
November 14, 2003
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AV Club
November 13, 2003
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