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Fear of a Black Hat Reviews

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

September 7, 2011
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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The best hip-hop film of all.

| Original Score: 3/4

August 14, 2007
Emanuel Levy
Variety
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Inspired by This Is Spinal Tap, this mockumentary exposes the trials of a hardcore rap band, N.W.H. (Niggas With Hats) with wild, irreverent humor and exuberant music.

Full Review Source: Variety | Original Score: 3/4

June 30, 2006

Time Out
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While individual interviews, pop-video parodies and album titles hit the mark, the film as a whole is insufficiently clear-cut in its satire of the bands' dubious antics and attitudes.

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January 26, 2006
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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If Mr. Cundieff doesn't match the satirical genius of Mr. Reiner's film, he does understand the rules of the game.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

May 20, 2003
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Not as fearless and sharp-edged as it could be -- but it provides a lot of laughs, and barbecues a few sacred cows.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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This movie is not tightly-scripted or elegantly produced, but it is (for the most part) highly entertaining. For those who have been waiting for a sequel to Spinal Tap, this may be the best alternative.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Michael Snyder
San Francisco Chronicle
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As it recounts the history of N.W.H., the film also manages to lampoon rap music and its archetypes, as well as poking fun at the venal, self-serving music-business types looking to grab easy money from the scene.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Richard Harrington
Washington Post
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Fear of a Black Hat is not brilliant, but it's bright enough.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000

Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

June 3, 1994
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