Fear of a Black Hat - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Fear of a Black Hat Reviews

September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 14, 2007
The best hip-hop film of all.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 30, 2006
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
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.
May 20, 2003
If Mr. Cundieff doesn't match the satirical genius of Mr. Reiner's film, he does understand the rules of the game.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
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 | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
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 | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
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 | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Fear of a Black Hat is not brilliant, but it's bright enough.
June 3, 1994
Full Review | Original Score: B