Rolling Stone - 02/06/1992
"...Bracing performances from a cast of newcomers....JUICE is an exciting, disturbing movie that pulses with feeling..."
New York Times - 01/17/1992
"...[Dickerson] has a terrific eye and some juice of his own....[He] elicits warm, uncomplicated performances from his actors..."
USA Today - 01/17/1992
"...An urgent, pulsating tone..."
Entertainment Weekly - 01/24/1992
"...The film is an inflammatory morality play shot through with rage and despair....[Dickerson] is a born filmmaker. He captures the jittery, combative rhythm of a way of life..."
Los Angeles Times - 01/17/1992
"...A vivid, promising piece of work..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 01/17/1992
"...Much of the strength of the film comes from the actors....Dickerson finds a rhythm that uses the visuals instead of just flaunting them..."
Best friends Q (Omar Epps), Bishop (Tupac Shakur), Raheem (Khalil Kain), and Steel (Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins) live in a world where fun and danger exist side-by-side, and violence is powerfully seductive. These four Harlem friends take on the neighborhood-- and each other--to get the power and respect they call Juice.
An exploration into the lives of four African-American teens and the repercussions of their decision to commit a robbery. The film takes a strong stand against the use of guns and violent crime, as a way of escaping inner-city poverty.
Coming Of Age |
Color by TVC-Precision; prints by Technicolor; Dolby sound.
Directorial debut for cinematographer Ernest R. Dickerson, who is best known as the Director of Photography on Spike Lee films.