Back in 2015, Straight Outta Compton took over the box office and surprised everyone. It was a hit with the fans and the critics. It made over $200 million at the box office and rocked a satisfying 87% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It was a great movie.
And some people want you to believe the new Tupac biopic ‘All Eyez On Me‘ is on that same level, but we’re here to warn you that it’s not. You want to know how much this movie sucks?
There is a commercial playing on MTV promoting the movie, and during the commercial, it boasts about how Variety said it was “one of the 10 films you should watch in June.” THAT’S THE BEST QUOTE THEY COULD FIND! Not even one of the 10 best films of the summer, just one of the 10 movies you should see in June…LOL!
It currently sits at 27% on Rotten Tomatoes, and most critics are slamming the film for the same reason: it fails to go deep. Barry Hertz from Globe and Mail wrote this…
“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).”
And Glenn Kenny from the New York Times had this to say…
“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.”
It’a shame. Tupac deserves better. If, for some reason, you still want to watch this movie, it’s currently playing at a theater near you. But one final warning, its runtime is 140 minutes.
Do you want to waste that much time on a mediocre film?