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Notorious Reviews

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Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat

Absent the actual music, Notorious would be a lot worse.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 1.5/5

October 22, 2009
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times

Though it never quite devolves into pure hagiography, the film's central tale of crack dealer made good is sometimes a little too hokey for its own good.

Full Review Source: Washington Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 30, 2009
Clay Cane

Notorious is a tribute the rapper's contribution to pop culture.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: B-

July 7, 2009
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

You've heard of laundering money? Well, this film biography of rapper Notorious B.I.G. has all the earmarks of--not monetary but morality cleansing.

Full Review Source: Cinema Signals | Original Score: 1.5/5

April 21, 2009
Prairie Miller

While it's now less a case of race than class in black film, Notorious seems to still be taking tabloid cues more from alien ghetto underclass drama and what's come before, rather than bringing new and improved insight to the table beyond the cool music.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

April 11, 2009
Robert Levin
Critic's Notebook

[An] intermittently entertaining but thoroughly conventional Biggie biopic.

Full Review Source: Critic's Notebook | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 13, 2009
Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

What might have been an African-American gangland epic with a killer soundtrack treads safely as a run-of-the-mill biopic.

Full Review Source: MovieTime, ABC Radio National

March 13, 2009
Mark Demetrius
FILMINK (Australia)

Notorious is a pretty standard biopic, and is probably largely compromised. If you've never seen Nick Broomfield's excellent 2002 doco Biggie And Tupac, you'd be better served hunting that down instead.

Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)

March 13, 2009
Des Partridge
Daily Telegraph (Australia)

While the script provides ample illustrations of Wallace's tough life, there is not enough focus on what set the recording star apart from his peers or why he became so incredibly popular so quickly.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph (Australia) | Original Score: 2.5/5

March 13, 2009
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

There is little here to attract anyone but the core fan-base.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

March 6, 2009
Maitland McDonagh
Miss FlickChick

A big, bad bundle of biopic cliches, a glitzy whitewash filled with wince-inducing dialogue and propelled by a smug, from-beyond-the-grave voiceover.

Full Review Source: Miss FlickChick

March 2, 2009
Philip French
Observer [UK]

Like Violet Kray producing a film about her twin sons. The movie doesn't ignore its subject's shortcomings, but it sentimentalises them and becomes increasingly incoherent as it proceeds.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

February 19, 2009
Henry Barnes
Little White Lies

The inclusion of real-life footage and re-enacted YouTube clips is an interesting idea, but with each awkward stab at a new shooting style, Tillman Jr moves closer towards disgracing his subject with yet another hack job.

February 19, 2009
Mark Adams
Sunday Mirror [UK]

A swaggering delve into the life of the biggest of all rappers.

Full Review Source: Sunday Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 4/5

February 19, 2009
Allan Hunter
Daily Express

It isn't the most subtle movie, with characters constantly spelling out the big message - in order to change the world, you first have to change yourself.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 3/5

February 19, 2009
Neil Smith

A hagiographical whitewash.

Full Review Source: thelondonpaper | Original Score: 2/5

February 13, 2009

Daily Record [UK]

For his legions of fans there's nothing new to discover about their flawed, but musically gifted, hero in a movie that, for them at least, will only serve to add to his legend.

| Original Score: 3/5

February 13, 2009
Xan Brooks

Now in blows the myth of the myth: a brashly entertaining biopic.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

February 13, 2009
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

This team have smoothed over the details of Biggie's rags-to-riches ascent, they haven't succeeded in making it terribly interesting.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 2/5

February 13, 2009
Stella Papamichael
Digital Spy

This film by George Tillman Jr is less about the street politics and more about the slushy soap opera going on at home.

Full Review Source: Digital Spy | Original Score: 2/5

February 13, 2009
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