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All Eyez on Me Reviews

June 29, 2017
How they managed to make a movie about a guy who went from poverty to fame to prison to fame again, before being shot five times and surviving, and then being shot four times and dying, into something as compelling as a tax return is anyone's guess.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
June 29, 2017
The movie churns out his story like sausage meat: turgidly linear, and tasteless in a literal sense of dead-on-the-palate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 28, 2017
It has similar material - with similar scenes and similar tropes - to F Gary Gray's Straight Outta Compton, about NWA, but with less passion and less energy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 28, 2017
This Wikipedia-page biopic races through the rapper's Major Life Events without ever getting to grips with the real questions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 20, 2017
The film's director, Benny Boom, is best known for music videos, but he's done something remarkable here: He's taken a legend and made him into a man.
June 20, 2017
Shipp Jr. fails to capture Pac's multiplicity, much less portray the depth of his talent.
June 19, 2017
The last 20 minutes or so of the film try desperately to create drama out of an ending we all already know, milking every moment for maximum ominousness.
June 16, 2017
There's a lot of nostalgia, but few revelations; for the unfamiliar, it's probably a pretty decent introduction.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 16, 2017
All Eyez on Me is rarely more than a faithful adaptation of the rapper's Wikipedia entry, so fixated on name-checking every footnote of Shakur's public life that there is no space to explore the experience of the man himself.
June 16, 2017
All Eyez on Me is one of the most useless music biopics ever made-it'll be too confusing for newcomers and too underwhelming for those familiar with the work and the life of rap prophet Tupac Shakur.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
June 16, 2017
A lumbering, illustrated hagiography of the slain rap phenom Tupac Shakur that, in its efforts to exalt and exonerate the man, reduces him to a strangely passive figure: a sweet, goodhearted, brilliant kid to whom bad things keep happening.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
June 16, 2017
It's a relatively straightforward biopic using conventional framing devices (including the liberal use of flashbacks) to tell the story of an extraordinary artist who overcame tremendous odds to become an American icon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 16, 2017
As for the people banking on Tupac getting his own Straight Outta Compton-level movie, well - we ain't mad at cha, All Eyez on Me. Just majorly disappointed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 16, 2017
An obvious failure, with cheap production values and muddled editing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
June 16, 2017
A by-the-numbers biopic that trades on the worst clichés of the hip-hop world (that is, drugs, bling and a preoccupation with women's butts that puts the Fast and Furious franchise to shame).
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 15, 2017
Although All Eyez on Me occasionally dips into Tupac's complex nature, it always zips away the moment deeper motivations and themes are explored.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 15, 2017
It's a slipshod movie convinced you're either too enamored to want anything besides an attention-deficit-disorder gloss over Shakur's accomplishments, or too dazzled by its startling-lookalike lead to care whether Shakur is given dimension or not.
June 15, 2017
A ploddingly pedestrian dramatization of Tupac Shakur's brief, tumultuous life.
June 15, 2017
[A] messy, hugely flawed, but fascinating biographical drama ...
June 15, 2017
Not only a clumsy and often bland account of his life and work, but it also gives little genuine insight into his thought, talent or personality.
June 15, 2017
A badly botched biopic that won't earn Shakur any new fans and will disappoint the ones he has.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 14, 2017
While there are are striking moments throughout, there's also a great deal which is simply corny or laborious, such as most of the material about Shakur's dealings with record labels.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5