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Death of a Dynasty Reviews

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Todd Gilchrist
FilmStew.com
May 2, 2005
Truly terrible for plenty of reasons, not the least of which being Damon Dash's barely competent directing.
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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 28, 2005
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.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
April 29, 2005
A mockumentary that veers unsteadily between satire and an infomercial for Dash's Roc-A-Fella records.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
April 29, 2005
Half home movie, half product placement, and almost completely worthless.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
April 29, 2005
This narcissistic mockumentary is less a film than a full-length promotional video for Roc-a-Fella Records mogul/director Damon Dash.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 29, 2005
Sure, having bottles of Armadale vodka crammed into every other shot could be read as a pointed swipe at crass endorsements of luxury liquors. But when you know Armadale is owned by Roc-A-Fella, it looks a lot like crass product placement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

E! Online
April 29, 2005
Definitely funny as the hip-hop world pokes fun at itself and others, but it's frequently pointless, especially as the "plot" unfolds.
Full Review | Original Score: B-

Baltimore Sun
April 29, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Scott Weinberg
DVDTalk.com
September 2, 2005
Death of a Dynasty is fun stuff, and this is coming from a guy who hasn't bought a hip-hop CD since NWA broke up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
April 20, 2005
An amiably raucous, scorched-earth mockumentary about the Roc-A-Fella hip-hop kingdom under the proprietorship of CEO Damon Dash.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Peter L'Official
Village Voice
April 26, 2005
In Dynasty, even caricature becomes commodity.
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
April 28, 2005
Dash is a good sport in poking barbed fun at the PR machinations of today's music business.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Richard Harrington
Washington Post
April 28, 2005
Death of a Dynasty is, like the music it parodies: aggressive, over-the-top, louder than life and in your face.
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Anita Gates
New York Times
April 28, 2005
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Damon C. Williams
Philadelphia Daily News
April 29, 2005
Death of a Dynasty accomplishes what it set out to do -- to make a few laughs.
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