All Eyez on Me (film)

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German title All Eyez on Me
Original title All Eyez on Me
Country of production United States
original language English
Publishing year 2017
length 140 minutes
Age rating FSK 12
JMK 16
Director Benny Boom
script Jeremy Haft ,
Eddie Gonzalez ,
Steven Bagatourian
production James G. Robinson ,
David Robinson ,
LT Hutton
music John Paesano
camera Peter Menzies, Jr.
cut Joel Cox

All Eyez on Me is an American biopic about rapper Tupac Shakur by Benny Boom from the year 2017 . Tupac is the hitherto unknown actors while Demetrius Shipp Jr. embodies.


The film tells about the career and life of the American rapper Tupac Shakur , also known under his pseudonym 2Pac. The biography begins with his childhood in East Harlem in the 1970s . This is followed by his musical beginnings with the rap group Digital Underground in Oakland , which are, however, characterized by little fame. It wasn't until his first solo album 2Pacalypse Now , published in 1991, that he made his breakthrough.

However, his time as a famous rap artist is not without incident either. Among other things, his complaint for sexual harassment and subsequent one-year prison sentence are discussed. Membership in the Death Row Records label and the rap group Outlawz also find a place in the film. Tupac's life ends in 1996 due to a murder in Las Vegas , which has not yet been fully resolved , which possibly with the East Coast vs. West Coast feud.


The film bears the same title as Tupac's fourth studio album All Eyez on Me , released in 1996 . The shooting took place between December 2015 and April 2016 in Atlanta , Georgia and Las Vegas , among others . The film was released in theaters in June 2017.


The film received rather negative reviews from critics. Spiegel Online writes: “The story struggles along the stages of Tupac Shakur's career and family history, in the first half still framed by a real interview that the young Tupac gives in prison. This quite conventional cinematic means still allows a few critical questions about his texts. His attitude to the glorification of violence, the sometimes misogynistic content of the songs and his political convictions are briefly touched upon, but just by distancing the reporter's questions. And before dealing with the character can become exciting, the filmmakers shy away from taking a stand themselves. "

Jada Pinkett Smith , played by Kat Graham in the film , criticized the biography's relevance to reality. On Twitter , she explained that many events had actually happened differently than in the film and that other scenes were simply made up. She described the memories relived through the film as "deeply painful."

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  1. Release certificate for All Eyez on Me . Voluntary self-regulation of the film industry (PDF). Template: FSK / maintenance / type not set and Par. 1 longer than 4 characters
  2. Age rating for All Eyez on Me . Youth Media Commission .
  3. Life and death of a gangster rapper: "2Pac with six pack, nothing more" , The 2Pac film biography "All Eyez on Me", Moritz Piehler, Spiegel Online , June 15, 2017
  4. Jada Pinkett-Smith Slams Tupac Shakur biopic 'All Eyez on Me' (English) Rolling Stone , accessed on 19 June 2017th