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Death of a Dynasty (2003)



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Hip-hop mogul Damon Dash (Paper Soldiers) directs this semi-autobiographical film based on his life as the proprietor of Roc-a-Fella Records. Ebon Moss-Bachrach stars as David Katz, a reporter who, upon interviewing rap producer Damon (Capone), finds himself drawn deeper and deeper into the high-class world of hip-hop. Before he knows it, Katz ignites a war within the label that could bring down the operation for good. A bevy of celebrities from all walks of life make appearances, including Riddick Bowe, Lorraine Bracco, Mariah Carey, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Carson Daly, Jay-Z, Chloe Sevigny, James Toback, and countless others.
R (for pervasive language, some drug and sexual content.)
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as Damon Dash
as Turk
Robert Stapleton
as Jay-Z/Bootlegger 1/Hot Boy 1/Dre/A1/Gay Guy
Rashida Jones
as Layna Hudson
Stephanie Ray
as Monica
Damon Dash
as Harlem
as Miss Jones
Chloë Sevigny
as Sexy Woman No.1
Kari Wuhrer
as Sexy Woman No. 2
Jamie-Lynn Sigler
as Sexy Woman No. 3
Lorraine Bracco
as Enchante R&B Singer No. 2
Duncan Sheik
as Well-Dressed Man
James Toback
as Lyor Cohen
Sale Johnson
as Enchante R&B Singer No. 1
Joel Garland
as Bouncer No. 1
Devon Aoki
as Picasso
Gerald Kelly
as Funkmaster Flex/Biggs/Angry Blackman
as Bouncer at Lotus
Kevin Hart
as P-Diddy/Cop 1/Dance Coach/Hyper Rapper/H. Lector
Charlie Murphy
as Dick James/Dukey Man/Sock Head
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All Critics (15) | Top Critics (8)

Half home movie, half product placement, and almost completely worthless.

April 29, 2005
Newark Star-Ledger
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This narcissistic mockumentary is less a film than a full-length promotional video for Roc-a-Fella Records mogul/director Damon Dash.

Full Review… | April 29, 2005
New York Daily News
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A mockumentary that veers unsteadily between satire and an infomercial for Dash's Roc-A-Fella records.

April 29, 2005
New York Post
Top Critic

Watching Damon Dash's playful movie is like entering a room where a large, too noisy party is going on and never fully adjusting to the dark or the din.

Full Review… | April 28, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Death of a Dynasty is, like the music it parodies: aggressive, over-the-top, louder than life and in your face.

Full Review… | April 28, 2005
Washington Post
Top Critic

There is a funny movie to be made from the outrageous egos and excesses of rap music. Death of a Dynasty is not that movie.

April 28, 2005
Philadelphia Inquirer
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