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Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap Reviews

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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There's a discipline to moviemaking, too, alas, and when this effort strays from its (admittedly limited) subject to a surfeit of helicopter city shots and Ice's street prowling, it feels padded.

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

June 12, 2012
Philip French
Observer [UK]

What they don't talk about, on Ice-T's specific instructions, are the moral, social and psychological aspects of the art, and there's little on how rap relates to other forms of black music such as jazz, gospel or the blues.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

July 22, 2012
Sherwyn Spencer
Little White Lies

Preaching to the choir, but that's no bad thing.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 3/5

July 19, 2012
Brian Costello
Common Sense Media

Fantastic hip-hop documentary has profanity, some drug use.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 5/5

September 27, 2012
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman

It's likely to be fascinating if you are a hip hop fan, but almost wilfully unilluminating if you aren't.

Full Review Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 4/5

July 15, 2012
Glenn Dunks
Trespass

Despite its relative shortcomings, the film is a must see for anybody like me who worships the golden era of hip-hop where the artists actually had something to say

Full Review Source: Trespass

September 8, 2013
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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The interviews are often revealing and funny. And much of the music is tremendous.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 14, 2012
Alex Zane
Sun Online

It's hard not to like a film so in love with its subject matter, or boasting such an incredible soundtrack.

Full Review Source: Sun Online | Original Score: 3/5

July 19, 2012
Kevin C. Johnson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Essential viewing and a nice companion piece to "Wild Style," "Style Wars" and other key hip-hop documentaries.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 3/4

June 15, 2012
Nicolas Rapold
New York Times
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This is a film that does sweat the technique, with at times illuminating and spirited results.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 14, 2012
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
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There's no faulting the lyrical excellence on display. These guys are legends for a reason.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

July 17, 2012
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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The faces and voices are endlessly compelling as they talk about what inspires them to lay down beats and recall the early days in New York.

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

June 14, 2012
Sara Stewart
New York Post
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In his debut as a documentarian, Ice T creates a vibrant portrait of how and why rap came to be.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 15, 2012
Allan Hunter
Daily Express

All fascinating stuff if a little repetitive and rambling but definitely one for fans.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 4/5

July 19, 2012
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

The film is educative, entertaining, in almost all senses a blast. Your body is left in your seat while your soul is blown to the back of the auditorium.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 4/5

July 19, 2012
Justin Lowe
Hollywood Reporter
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An insightful film about the creative talents that have made hip-hop an original, enduring American musical tradition.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

January 22, 2012
Michelle Orange
Village Voice
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Rap confirms the art of the form from the inside. Only time can sort out the rest.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

June 18, 2012
David Hughes
Empire Magazine

An extremely interesting insight, proving that rap music is an art form in its own right.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

July 15, 2012
Jonathan Crocker
Total Film

Freestyle, funny but finally just too repetitive, Ice's affectionate home-movie needed someone to structure it into a deeper documentary.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 3/5

July 9, 2012
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

It's an insider's celebration of the form, studded with straight-to-camera rhymesmithery from its best practitioners.

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

July 22, 2012
Allison Loring
Film School Rejects
January 22, 2013
Mark Kermode
BBC Radio Five Live
January 22, 2013
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