No dream is too big
Jamal Woolard, Angela Bassett, Derek Luke, Anthony Mackie, Naturi Naughton, Antonique Smith
George Tillman Jr.
|Screenplay||Reggie Rock Blythewood, Cheo Hodari Coker|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, DTS|
|SA distributor||Nu Metro|
|Produced by||Bystorm Films, Voletta Wallace Films, Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group, Fox Searchlight Pictures|
|Genre||Biography, drama, musical|
|Language||Strong, crude, abusive, vulgar, frequent, high impact|
|Nudity||Sexual, full nudity|
|Sex||Prolonged simulated sex with suggestive sounds.|
|Violence||Moderate, mild blood.|
|Prejudice||Racial and gender prejudice in context|
|Drug abuse||Drug dealing, drug abuse, mild glamourisation in context.|
|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.|
|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
||Topics to talk about
What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Natalie Bosman Wallace is as powerful as the beats that infiltrate every aspect of the script.
Ashlin Simpson Instead of exposing the ludicrous nature of East Coast/West Coast violence, Notorious will very likely reignite it.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert Notorious is a good film in many ways.
Peter Travers A new star is born in Jamal Woolard, who defines what it means to hypnotize.
C. Fuchs As 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.
Tomatometer A 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.
What the People say
2989 Netizens I loved it.
Average .. 54%