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All Eyez on Me

All Eyez on Me is a Hollywood Biographical Drama movie directed by Benny Boom. Starring Demetrius Shipp Jr.,Danai Gurira,Kat Graham,Dominic L. Santana,Annie Ilonzeh,Jamal Woolard,Rayan Lawrence,Keith Robinson,Lauren Cohan,Cory Hardrict,Grace Gibson,Jeph Cange,Desean Jackson,Brandon Sauve,Josh Ventura,Azad Arnaud,Harold House,Moore,Khadija Copeland,Chanel Young,Chris Clarke,Ronald Brooks,Hamid-Reza Benjamin Thompson,Deray Davis,Bruce Davis,Gary Weeks.


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All Eyez on Me Cast / Crew
DIRECTOR: Benny Boom.
BANNER: Morgan Creek Productions,Program Pictures,Codeblack Films
GENRE:Biographical Drama
PRODUCER:L.T. Hutton,David Robinson,James G. Robinson.
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Peter Menzies Jr..
MUSIC DIRECTOR:.
SCRIPT WRITER:Jeremy Haft,Eddie Gonzalez.
EDITOR:Joel Cox.
CAST

Demetrius Shipp Jr.

Danai Gurira

Kat Graham

Dominic L. Santana

Annie Ilonzeh

Jamal Woolard

Rayan Lawrence

Keith Robinson

Lauren Cohan

Cory Hardrict

Grace Gibson

Jeph Cange

Desean Jackson

Brandon Sauve

Josh Ventura

Azad Arnaud

Harold House

Moore

Khadija Copeland

Chanel Young

Chris Clarke

Ronald Brooks

Hamid-Reza Benjamin Thompson

Deray Davis

Bruce Davis

Gary Weeks

All Eyez on Me Review

'All Eyez on Me': Candy-flossed and synthetic portrayal (Review By Troy Ribeiro , Rating: **)

Directed by Benny Boom, "All Eyez on Me," is a biographical drama about the hip-hop artist Tupac Shakur and is titled after Shakur's 1996 fourth studio album of the same name.

Narrated in a non-linear manner, the film highlights the important milestones of Shakur's life, through flashbacks during an interview he undertook in 1996 whilst in prison. The narrative packaged in a haphazard manner, encapsulates the short but highly complexed and contradictory life of the famous rapper, who died in a drive-by shoot-out at the age of 25.

While the first act of the film starts off on an unsteady note with scenes of his childhood abruptly and amateurishly edited, the later section of the film holds your attention with its gritty proceedings that reveal the hardships Tupac faced as a revolutionary artist who was influenced by his mother and comrades of the revolutionary Black Panther Party.

The script written by Jeremy Haft, Steven Bagatourian and Eddie Gonzalez (VIII) is soulless as it selectively highlights the highs and lows of his career and presents him as a naive and vulnerable free-soul in a cage in a rather conniving style. And the fault lies in the screenplay.

His struggles as a forcefully evocative talent who would rap in an aggressively and irresistible manner that made him a prolific hit machine, his movie star and gansta icon avatars, are all presented synthetically. Also, the numbers belted out by him are shown in a routinely rushed mode, only giving you a glimpse of the singer's popularity, making the entire viewing rather insipid fare.

Demetrius Ship Jr. emulates Tupac to near perfection but he lacks the charisma of the original. And the rushed narrative does not help you invest in him. The highlight of the film is the relationship, Tupac shares with his mother and credit goes to Danai Gurira who portrays her part to perfection. Despite their short on-screen togetherness, the emotional bonding between the mother and son lights up the screen and is the soul of the narrative.

Kat Graham as Tupac's friend Jada Pinkett and Lauren Cohan as one of his promoters Leila Steinberg have their moments of on-screen glory. The rest of the supporting cast are stereotypical and perfunctory.

With moderate production values, the film is a candy floss laden tribute of the controversial singer.
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All Eyez on Me Synopsis

All Eyez on Me chronicles the life and legacy of Tupac Shakur, including his rise to superstardom as a hip-hop artist, actor, poet and activist, as well as his imprisonment and prolific, controversial time at Death Row Records. Against insurmountable odds, Shakur rose to become a cultural icon whose career and persona both continue to grow long after his passing.

All Eyez On Me, helmed by Director Benny Boom, and produced by LT Hutton (Morgan Creek Productions), stars Demetrius Shipp Jr., Danai Gurira, Kat Graham, Dominic L. Santana and Jamal Woolard.

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