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Tupac: Resurrection Reviews

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November 14, 2003
To say he was complicated doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of what Tupac was really about. Unfortunately, neither does this film.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 4, 2005
A dishearteningly incomplete portrait.
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 2, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: D
November 13, 2003
An outside perspective is exactly what this movie needs toward the end as Shakur's grip on his identity becomes shaky.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
November 17, 2003
Full Review| Original Score: 5/10
November 14, 2003
While Resurrection provides a few precious moments of personal and social insight, it's basically just another product line in the endless marketing of Shakur as an urban martyr.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 13, 2003
[The film] never breathes long enough to revel in the magnetism and wit of a conflicted personality who burned through his talent like he knew he wasn't long for the world.
November 14, 2003
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 13, 2003
It's unfortunate that his cinematic life is told with a collage of such static, uninvolving devices as scrapbook photos, journal entries, stock footage and oft-seen MTV interviews.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 14, 2003
Tupac: Resurrection gives us a little bit of both but, more than that, leaves us with the impression that Tupac Shakur had a lot more left to say.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 17, 2003
MTV offers an airbrushed portrait that does nothing but perpetuate the myth of an 'angelic' hoodlum.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
November 13, 2003
...a much more conflicted portrait of the late rap star than the documentary itself admits.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
November 13, 2003
A kiss-up rather than a real examination of the rapper's life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 12, 2003
A shoddily-made documentary, with many scenes looking like fifth generation copies of bad videotapes ... The film is for Tupac's dyed-in-the-wool fans only.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 14, 2003
Intriguing but ultimately frustrating.
November 14, 2003
Lazin's film gets off to a bad start with a miscalculated opening sequence presented in a way that implies we're listening to Shakur speak about his own murder, an impossibility that undermines the film's documentary credibility.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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.
November 15, 2003
Tupac sold more records after his death than when he was alive. Ultimately forsaking clarity and insight, Tupac: Resurrection is geared firmly towards that audience.
November 14, 2003
As poignant as it is informative.
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