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The Great Hip Hop Hoax (2013)

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This documentary follows a pair of Scottish comedians as they affect over the top American accents and proceed to fool everyone they encounter with fake hip-hop personas, fooling everyone from concert goers to record executives. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi

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All Critics (14) | Top Critics (1)

The hoax may have fallen flat, but the insights Boyd and Bain's story offers into creativity, commerce, obsession and insanity are unique and unmissable.

September 4, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
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A thoroughly entertaining exploration of a friendship strained by an extraordinary situation.

September 13, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Shadows on the Wall

The film doesn't quite hit the mark as a hard-nosed exposé of a shallow, trend-led business, but it does work as a winsome study of the fickle nature of fame.

September 6, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Radio Times

It's mostly a poppy, funny anecdote, if no advert for the music biz: Daniel Bedingfield emerges as one of its savvier souls.

September 5, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Guardian

Engaging and enjoyable documentary enlivened by a likeable central duo and a wealth of superb archive footage, though there's actually very little substance to the story outside of the basic synopsis.

September 5, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
ViewLondon

Undoubtably, the best reason to watch The Great Hip Hop Hoax is the delirious schadenfreude of seeing high-level execs getting taken for a ride by a pair of chancers.

September 5, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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