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TUPAC: RESURRECTION With dance classes on his high school resume and Shakespeare cited as an influence, rap star Tupac Shakur clearly never quite fit the stereotypical image of the gangbanging thug, and the strength of this documentary is that it never flinches in showing us why he made the choices he felt he had to make -- even though they ended up costing him his life. Director Lauren Lazin was fortunate to have ample material with which to work (home movies, private journals), and although Tupac's mother, former Black Panther Afeni Shakur, serves as an executive producer, this is no sanitized whitewash: While the notorious war between the East and West Coast rappers isn't explored in much depth, other prickly points in his career are admirably placed front and center.

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