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Based on 20 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    If Singleton, 25, stumbles, it is over ambition and not the complacency of a new Hollywood hotshot riding a trend. show more

  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    It's safe, and it's smart, and even though it's lightweight compared to "Boyz" and bound to disappoint a lot of Singleton's admirers, Justice demonstrates that Singleton is more than a one-shot wonder. [23 Jul 1993] show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    John Singleton's bizarre but viewable Boyz N the Hood follow-up is surprisingly gooey going. [23 Jul 1993] show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Poetic Justice is not ["Boyz N the Hood's"] equal, but does not aspire to be; it is a softer, gentler film, more of a romance than a commentary on social conditions. show more

  • 63
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    While it's altogether smaller in its ambitions and achievements than Singleton's terrific "Boyz N the Hood," it at least allows Janet Jackson to emerge as a sympathetic presence, more credible than most pop singers making movie debuts. [23 July 1993] show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Some of Poetic Justice is quite good, if unspectacular, and the dialogue has a consistent ring of truth. show more

  • 50
    TV Guide

    Overall, this is a fuzzy, unfocused drama that bites off more than it can chew, or viewers can digest. show more

  • 50
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Poetic Justice is like that - so much worse than it should have been, and yet, for brief shining moments, so much better than any other 2-star film in sight. [23 July 1993] show more

  • 40
    Angie Errigo Empire

    Made more than two years ago, this is nowhere near as well thought out as its predecessor ["Boyz N The Hood,"] and is far more strained in making its point. show more

  • 67
    Austin Chronicle

    Subtitled “A Street Romance,” writer-director Singleton's sophomore effort touches the heart more when it's on the street than when it's making romance. show more

  • November 22, 2008 Lilpinkgrl10
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    This moviee is AMAZINGG!! I give it 5 stars but i wish i could give it 20!! Haha!! I love the movie Poetic Justice if i hadd the movie i would watch it everydayy and not get tiredd!! But i MUST buy this movingg everyy month i get a cravingg for it!!

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