• Tupac: Resurrection (2003)

Tupac: Resurrection

Release Date: November 14th, 2003

DVD Release Date: June 15th, 2004

R |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

Using interviews, photographs and home movies, this documentary presents the life of rapper Tupac Shakur. His mother, Afeni, is a Black Panther who spends part of her pregnancy in jail. Growing up in a politicized atmosphere, Shakur attends a performing arts high school in Baltimore, where he begins rapping. Success comes early, as do a series of legal problems, with arrests and accusations of violence against women leading up to his meteoric rise to fame and still-unsolved 1996 murder.

Director: Lauren Lazin

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: MTV Films, Amaru Entertainment Inc.

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: 1990s, 1980s, 1970s, Prison, Inspiring, Fascinating, Investigation, Murder, Fall, Mother

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    As you listen to his uncanny narration of Tupac: Resurrection, which is stitched together from interviews, you realize you're not listening to the usual self-important vacancies from celebrity Q&As, but to spoken prose of a high order, in which analysis, memory and poetry come together seamlessly in sentences and paragraphs that sound as if they were written. show more

  • 88
    Miami Herald

    Tupac Amaru Shakur is riveting in Tupac: Resurrection. The rapper is a compelling, charismatic hero: articulate, well-read, politically radical, and movie-star handsome to boot (he in fact starred in Poetic Justice and Juice). Make that, was riveting. show more

  • 80
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    A poet warrior of the first order emerges in this riveting chronicle of the brief life and times of rap superstar Tupac Shakur. show more

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Awards

Nominated Documentary (Feature)