Search - Poetic Justice on DVD

Poetic Justice
Poetic Justice
Actors: Janet Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Regina King, Joe Torry, Tyra Ferrell
Director: John Singleton
Genres: Drama, African American Cinema
R     1999     1hr 49min

Director John Singleton (Boyz N the Hood, Rosewood) made an earnest effort in this, his second, film to say a great deal that is true and relevant about living and loving in a violent, difficult time in American history. J...  more »


Larger Image

Movie Details

Actors: Janet Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Regina King, Joe Torry, Tyra Ferrell
Director: John Singleton
Creators: Peter Lyons Collister, Bruce Cannon, Dwight Williams, Steve Nicolaides
Genres: Drama, African American Cinema
Sub-Genres: Love & Romance, African American Cinema
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen,Widescreen,Letterboxed - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 03/30/1999
Original Release Date: 07/23/1993
Theatrical Release Date: 07/23/1993
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 1hr 49min
Screens: Color,Full Screen,Widescreen,Letterboxed
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French

Similar Movies

Jason's Lyric
   R   2000   1hr 59min
Above the Rim
Director: Jeff Pollack
   R   2004   1hr 36min
Director: Ernest R. Dickerson
   R   2001   1hr 35min
Love Jones
Director: Theodore Witcher
   R   1999   1hr 44min

Similarly Requested DVDs

Logan's Run
Directors: Michael Anderson, Ronald Saland
   PG   2004   1hr 58min
The Tale of Despereaux
Directors: Robert Stevenhagen, Sam Fell
   G   2009   1hr 33min
The Machinist
Director: Brad Anderson
   R   2005   1hr 41min
True Romance - Director's Cut
Two-Disc Special Edition
Director: Tony Scott
   UR   2002   2hr 0min
   PG   2008   1hr 33min
Love and Basketball
New Line Platinum Series
Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
   PG-13   2000   2hr 4min
The Duchess
Director: Saul Dibb
   PG-13   2008   1hr 50min
No Country for Old Men
Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
   R   2008   2hr 2min
Directors: Eric Darnell, Tim Johnson
   PG   2004   1hr 23min
Before Sunrise
Director: Richard Linklater
   R   1999   1hr 45min

Member Movie Reviews

Gloria B. (glowbird) from SPOKANE, WA
Reviewed on 8/12/2022...
Written and directed by the late John Singleton, Poetic Justice was his second movie after Boyz in the Hood (1992 Oscar nomination for Best Director and Best Writing Screenplay). Poetic Justice won Black Movie Awards Classic Cinema Hall of Family in 2022. This is also one of my favorite films from the 90s.

The film is commentary on African American urban life. The main character, Justice, is in a depression following the death of her boyfriend who was killed at a drive-in movie. She takes solace in writing poetry. Set in LA, the film documents the challenges for young African Americans, who experience violence and dysfunction. It takes a road trip to discover friendship, positive family values, and eventually, love. The story features the poetry of Maya Angelou, who makes a cameo appearance.

Singleton expressed the pulse of African American life in film. From Boyz to his later films, Four Brothers and Hustle and Flow, he was able to show the complexities of Black life in America.
0 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

I thoght it was just alright it could been better.
Debra D. Gainer | 07/24/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I thought that janet jackson part in the movie didn't really give a strong plot really at all. I felt that Tupac acting was better than Janet and the part with Regins King.If your bored at home it's worth watching if nothing else is on tv. Bring back the 90's feel ."