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216 Ratings


Directed by Ernest R. Dickerson
United States, 1992
Crime, Drama


4 inner-city teens get caught up in the pursuit of power and happiness, which they refer to as ‘the juice’.

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Juice Directed by Ernest R. Dickerson

Critics reviews

It’s an impressive, gritty, and superbly acted melodrama — particularly by Shakur, who gives his character generous doses of charisma, anguish, and psychotic zeal. And unlike some of the other films it was compared to at the time, its reputation has only grown over the years.
January 18, 2019
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Juice—in its early stages, at least—now seems remarkable for its visual similarities to The Wire. The initial scenes unfold with the same documentary-style clarity as “Misgivings,” with frequent long-lens shots, and a constantly prowling camera situating the characters within their environments… [Bishop’s murder of Raheem] heralds a dramatic shift in style, and allows Dickerson-as-auteur to indulge in the kinds of explicitly impressionistic touches that would be denied him in [The Wire].
March 31, 2014
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