Columbia Pictures | Release Date: July 23, 1993 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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METASCORE
Mixed or average reviews based on 20 Critics
Positive:
8
Mixed:
11
Negative:
1
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It's safe, and it's smart, and even though it's lightweight compared to "Boyz" and bound to disappoint a lot of Singleton's admirers, Justice demonstrates that Singleton is more than a one-shot wonder. [23 Jul 1993]
63
While it's altogether smaller in its ambitions and achievements than Singleton's terrific "Boyz N the Hood," it at least allows Janet Jackson to emerge as a sympathetic presence, more credible than most pop singers making movie debuts. [23 July 1993]
63
John Singleton's bizarre but viewable Boyz N the Hood follow-up is surprisingly gooey going. [23 Jul 1993]
50
Poetic Justice is like that - so much worse than it should have been, and yet, for brief shining moments, so much better than any other 2-star film in sight. [23 July 1993]
50
Poetic Justice is much more self-indulgent and self-consciously arty and shows [Singleton's] directorial inexperience in almost every scene. [23 Jul 1993]
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Portland OregonianKristi Turnquist
An ambitious but shapeless mix of road movie, romance and critique of black male-female relationships. [23 Jul 1993]