Notorious

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Notorious
This biopic takes a look at the life of murdered rapper The Notorious B.I.G., who was gunned down a year after Tupac. The film focuses mainly on his upbringing, showing how he ended up dealing drugs as a way to make fast money, before landing in jail. There, he honed his musical talents, and succeeded in impressing Puff Daddy when he got out, leading to a record contract, fame and fortune. He broke a few hearts along the way as well...

100 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Nudity, Violence, Drug abuse).
Biographical, Drama, Musical.

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Credits

Cast
Jamal Woolard, Angela Bassett, Derek Luke, Anthony Mackie, Naturi Naughton, Antonique Smith
Director
George Tillman Jr.
ScreenplayReggie Rock Blythewood, Cheo Hodari Coker
MusicDanny Elfman
CinematographyMichael Grady
EditingDirk Westervelt
Sound formatsDolby Digital, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorNu Metro
Made in2009
Produced byBystorm Films, Voletta Wallace Films, Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group, Fox Searchlight Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreBiography, drama, musical
LanguageStrong, crude, abusive, vulgar, frequent, high impact
NuditySexual, full nudity
SexProlonged simulated sex with suggestive sounds.
ViolenceModerate, mild blood.
PrejudiceRacial and gender prejudice in context
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseDrug dealing, drug abuse, mild glamourisation in context.
CommentsNone
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
5
Smoking
5
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
2
Music (Inappropriate)
5
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
5
Cape Times
Betsy Sharkey
10
The Citizen
Natalie Bosman quote iconWallace is as powerful as the beats that infiltrate every aspect of the script.
13
24.com
Ashlin Simpson quote iconInstead of exposing the ludicrous nature of East Coast/West Coast violence, Notorious will very likely reignite it.
5
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconNotorious is a good film in many ways.
18
eye Weekly
Chandler Levack
10
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconA new star is born in Jamal Woolard, who defines what it means to hypnotize.
13
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconAs a whole, the film is okay, but there just isn't enough here -- be that in terms of an engaging even if unlikable protagonist or enjoyable music -- to entice, entertain and/or satisfy non-fans of the artist and/or the music genre in general.
10
Metacritic.com
32 critics
12
Rottentomatoes critics
119 critics
11
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconA biopic that lacks the luster of its subject, Notorious is generic rise-and-fall fare that still functions as a primer for those less familiar with the work and life of the hip hop icon.
10

What the People say

Internet
2989 Netizens quote iconI loved it.
12

Average .. 54%

11

Trailer






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