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Tupac: Resurrection Reviews

November 17, 2003
It's amazing stuff.
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 14, 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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 14, 2003
[An] absorbing experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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 14, 2003
Fans, of course, will devour this film, but there's plenty to chew on for the uninitiated as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 14, 2003
As poignant as it is informative.
November 14, 2003
Intriguing but ultimately frustrating.
November 14, 2003
A story of violence, and it's superbly told.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 14, 2003
A strong film, with some genuinely revealing insights into the life of its charismatic and paradoxical subject.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 14, 2003
A captivating movie worth seeing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 14, 2003
The movie is like an extra-strength episode of MTV's Diary, which is like A&E Biography in the first person.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 14, 2003
An open-ended, honest portrait of a hugely talented young man.
November 14, 2003
Let's assume you are a person who never intends to see a doc about rap music, but might have it in you to see one. This is the one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 14, 2003
Earns its place as one piece of a pop-culture puzzle, a genuine reflection of a period that still echoes throughout the culture.
Read More | Original Score: B
November 14, 2003
By the time you've heard the gunshot that signals his 1996 death, you will feel that this world lost a very important voice.
November 14, 2003
Even hard-core fans will learn something.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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 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 14, 2003
Tupac's fierce charisma keeps this documentary watchable until the bitter end.
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 13, 2003
Offers mainstream America a look at Shakur's immense talent and the ever-expanding world of hip-hop music.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 13, 2003
A compelling piece of propaganda.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 13, 2003
As its title suggests, Tupac: Resurrection is less concerned with analyzing Shakur than with bringing him back to life, for which his fans can only be grateful. For everyone else, this film provides an affecting, partial portrait.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 13, 2003
Though we do feel the need of other voices to provide perspective, Tupac: Resurrection is even-handed for a single-point -of-view film.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 13, 2003
It's a tale told well, but from a definite perspective.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 13, 2003
A well-wrought, if highly subjective, introduction to Shakur, especially for the curious.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 13, 2003
This poignant, albeit overly poetic documentary claims to capture the slain actor/rapper 'in his own words.' That aspect of it doesn't totally work, but plenty else does.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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 13, 2003
A kiss-up rather than a real examination of the rapper's life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 12, 2003
Resonant and fascinating.
Read More | Original Score: B+
November 11, 2003
The interview clips that comprise the sole voice-over are carefully chosen to illuminate both Pac's scorching charisma and debilitating paranoia.
November 7, 2003
A poet warrior of the first order emerges in this riveting chronicle of the brief life and times of rap superstar Tupac Shakur.
November 4, 2003
Lazin's remarkable achievement is to catch Tupac in the act of discovering himself. It's something to see.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4