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 … More

Rating: R (for pervasive language, some drug and sexual content.)
Genre: Comedy
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Written By: Adam Moreno, Adam "Blue" Moreno, Mr. Blue
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On DVD: Aug 30, 2005
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Half home movie, half product placement, and almost completely worthless.

Full Review… | 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
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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
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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
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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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