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The Defiant Ones: Miniseries (2017)



Critic Consensus: The Defiant Ones is a compelling, comprehensive portrait of two visionaries that illuminates both their colorful pasts and their historic influence on the music industry.


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Set amid many of the defining events of the past four decades, this four-part documentary event tells the stories of Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, their improbable partnership and their leading roles in a series of transformative events in contemporary culture. Directed by Allen Hughes, who conducted extensive interviews with both men, the show also includes interviews with such music icons as Bono, David Geffen, Eminem, Nas, Stevie Nicks, Ice Cube, Gwen Stefani, Jon Landau, Tom Petty, Trent Reznor, Snoop Dogg, Bruce Springsteen, Diddy and THE DEFIANT ONES also features never-before-seen footage from a multitude of recording and writing sessions with Eazy-E, JJ Fad, Stevie Nicks, N.W.A., Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and U2, among others.


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All Critics (16) | Top Critics (11)

[Defiant Ones] allows insight into two men who lived up to the adjective in the title of this show.

August 18, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The Defiant Ones is nothing if not entertaining, shot slick and edited sharp; it's no chore for anyone seeking a chaperoned visitor's pass to music history.

July 18, 2017 | Full Review…
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The Defiant Ones does spend a little too much time praising and mythologizing its subjects. But it's also a comprehensive look at Dre's and Iovine's history.

July 10, 2017 | Full Review…
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One of this series' lasting lessons is that work ethic and talent, which does not preclude a willingness to learn, are the consistent ingredients for ultimate success.

August 17, 2017 | Full Review…

Mature, insightful docu about unlikely hip-hop partnership.

July 18, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Music fans looking for a stylishly made documentary that celebrates two influential record producers, and overflows with rock, hip hop, and pop superstars, should find The Defiant Ones breezy summer viewing.

July 10, 2017 | Full Review…

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