Poetic Justice (1993)
Critic Consensus: Poetic Justice is commendably ambitious and boasts a pair of appealing stars, but they're undermined by writer-director John Singleton's frustrating lack of discipline.
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as Aunt June
as Cousin Pete
as Aunt Audrey
as Lucky's Mother
as Helicopter Pilot
as Aunt May
as Mailroom Supervisor
as Woman on Couch
as Policeman #5
Critic Reviews for Poetic Justice
After a deceptively funny and offbeat beginning, the movie keeps restarting; each new start shows some promise, and Singleton's talent never really deserts him-but the parts don't come together to create a unified story.
"Poetic Justice" is thoroughly watchable. The director's script has bite, he is fluid with his camerawork and his eye and ear for details, particularly the details of female life, are superb.
Singleton splatters his ambition all over the screen; he mixes up violence, romance, comedy, rage, and - yes - poetry. Yet he barely demonstrates the discipline to shape a scene.
"Poetic Justice" has a lot to commend, but discipline is not high on the list.
Audience Reviews for Poetic Justice
I had recorded this on dvr to watch. The times were out, so I missed the last 15 minutes. I wasn't overly disappointed about it. Is okay, but not my type of thing.
an engaging movie with a messed up ending. one forgets how good shakur was as an actor until you realize that he was a huge chunk of the good films of this genre in the early 90's.
Not one of Singleton's best, but the story was ok. The actors/singers placed to play the lead characters were a bit annoying, but Regina King was the best whom always get's into her role, and stole the show from the two main characters. Mayo Angelou's poems are great, which is quoted by Janet Jackson in this ok movie. I liked it and it was amusing, but they just did not bring out the roles as they should have.
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