Juice (1992)

Cinematographer Ernest R. Dickerson directed and co-wrote this crime drama about a group of friends who get involved in a robbery. Bishop (Tupac Shakur), Q (Omar Epps), Raheem (Khalil Kain), and Steel (Jermaine Hopkins) are four Harlem… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: January 17, 1992
DVD Release Date: January 16, 2001
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Dickerson and co-writer Gerard Brown exhibit a sharp ear for dialog and have some real finds in their largely unknown cast...

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

I'm sure Dickerson has strong feelings about inner-city problems, but if he does he can't convey them.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

An above-average story of four "boys in the hood."

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Time Out

Stylishly shot, it works well as a thriller; the result is energetic and entertaining, without the feeling of difficult truths being forgotten.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The movie generates a real tension in its closing passages, as it shows its characters trapped in a plot that seems to be unfolding according to its own merciless logic.

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Clint Morris
Film Threat

Commanding performances mesh with solid storytelling

Janet Maslin
New York Times

Mr. Dickerson, whose cinematography has been the reason Spike Lee's films look so good, has a terrific eye and some juice of his own.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Coming out from behind Spike Lee's camera, Ernest Dickerson has instantly arrived at the forefront of the new wave of black directors. His film aims for the gut, and hits it.

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Ed Gonzalez
Apollo Guide

A Hitchcockian moment in an elevator is perhaps the film's signature set piece.

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
Bishop: You gotta snap some collars and let them motherfuckers know you here to take them out anytime you feel like it! You gotta get the ground beneath your… More
Alexander Wilson
Great film! Recommended.
Phil Hubbs
Another 'Boyz N the Hood' type film it has to be said although this film is almost as well known with a cult following in the genre. Nothing too… More
EightThirty .
Tupac is a legend
danny d
the first time we really get to see tupac's talent, and he plays a truly vicious character in this film. in this lifestyle things can turn quickly, and… More
xGary Xx
One of a rash of dramas from the "hood" that appeared in the early nineties to cash in on the burgeoning popularity of hip hop. A decently acted and… More

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