All Eyez On Me chronicles the life and legacy of Tupac Shakur, who defied all the odds to become a cultural icon whose influence continues long after his death.
We follow his rise to superstardom as a rapper, actor and activist, who wanted to use his platform to try and change things in America. But a lot of people wanted to bring him down – not least the FBI, who had a 4,000-page file on him.
From his early days to his death at the age of 25, Tupac’s life comes to the screen in ‘All Eyez On Me’, starring Demetrius Shipp Jr.
Shipp Jr gives a very accomplished impersonation of Tupac Shakur in this long and solemn hagiography, similar in its piety to the 2003 documentary Tupac: Resurrection. It has similar material – with similar scenes and similar tropes – to F Gary Gray’s Straight Outta Compton, about NWA.
The film is out across UK cinemas today.