Poetic Justice Poster

Release Date: July 23rd, 1993

DVD Release Date: March 30th, 1999

R|1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary
Still grieving after the murder of her boyfriend, hairdresser Justice (Janet Jackson) writes poetry to deal with the pain of her loss. Unable to get to Oakland to attend a convention because of her broken-down car, Justice gets a lift with her friend, Iesha (Regina King) and Iesha's postal worker boyfriend, Chicago (Joe Torry). Along for the ride is Chicago's co-worker, Lucky (Tupac Shakur), to whom Justice grows close after some initial problems. But is she ready to open her heart again?

Cast: Janet Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Regina King, Joe Torry, Maya Angelou, Tyra Ferrell, Roger Guenveur Smith, Q-Tip

Director: John Singleton

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: New Deal Productions, Columbia Pictures Corporation

Distributors: Columbia Tristar, Columbia Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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

  • 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

  • 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]

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