This Wikipedia-page biopic races through the rapper's Major Life Events without ever getting to grips with the real questions.
There's a lot of nostalgia, but few revelations; for the unfamiliar, it's probably a pretty decent introduction.
All Eyez on Me is rarely more than a faithful adaptation of the rapper's Wikipedia entry, so fixated on name-checking every footnote of Shakur's public life that there is no space to explore the experience of the man himself.
All Eyez on Me is one of the most useless music biopics ever made-it'll be too confusing for newcomers and too underwhelming for those familiar with the work and the life of rap prophet Tupac Shakur.
A lumbering, illustrated hagiography of the slain rap phenom Tupac Shakur that, in its efforts to exalt and exonerate the man, reduces him to a strangely passive figure: a sweet, goodhearted, brilliant kid to whom bad things keep happening.
It's a relatively straightforward biopic using conventional framing devices (including the liberal use of flashbacks) to tell the story of an extraordinary artist who overcame tremendous odds to become an American icon.
As for the people banking on Tupac getting his own Straight Outta Compton-level movie, well - we ain't mad at cha, All Eyez on Me. Just majorly disappointed.
A by-the-numbers biopic that trades on the worst clich�s 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).
Although All Eyez on Me occasionally dips into Tupac's complex nature, it always zips away the moment deeper motivations and themes are explored.