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Tupac Biopic Is Finally Here; All Eyez On The Reviews

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Tupac Biopic Is Finally Here; All Eyez On The Reviews

The long-awaited "All Eyez On Me" Tupac Shakur biopic has finally made it to the big screen, just in time for what would have been the slain rapper/actor's 46th birthday.

Shakur's fans can be fiercely protective of his legacy, placing the film under immense pressure to not only garner ticket sales, but to achieve critical success and do justice to the life of a musician that inspired so many.

Many will be checking the film's score on movie-rating site Rotten Tomatoes.com before heading to the theater, and they'll likely be disappointed to find the film scores a paltry 28 percent on the Tomatometer with an average rating of 4.3 out of 10.

This may count as yet another film that sparks a disconnect between Rotten Tomatoes critics and audiences. The movie, distributed by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp (NYSE: LGF-B) has an audience score of 77 percent, and in its Thursday night debut it topped Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS)'s "Cars 3" with a $3.1 million haul.

Following the immense success of 2015's "Straight Outta Compton" film based on the rise of seminal rap group N.W.A. (the movie cost $28 million and grossed over $200 million at the box office), fans of the late musician have anxiously anticipated the release of "All Eyez On Me," starring Demetrius Shipp, Jr. as Shakur.

If Thursday night's box office draw success is any indication, Shakur fans might propel the movie to similar success with or without the cosign of critics.

Image: InSapphoWeTrust, Flickr

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