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  • Summary: This documentary offers an intimate view of what life is like backstage at one of the biggest Rap Concert tours of all time, the Hard Knock Life tour.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 14
  2. Negative: 7 out of 14
  1. There are times when the urban dialect is so thick, you wish the film came with subtitles.
  2. 55
    On the whole, this documentary is best-suited to hardcore fans.
  3. While their often-unclothed bodies are visible, their faces are replaced with digital "buttons" saying things like "Your ad here."
  4. 30
    People frequently cover the camera lens with their hands or refer to the "documentary" being filmed, as if to assure us that what we're seeing is real.
  5. Reviewed by: Ernest Hardy
    20
    If you're already a huge fan of any of these artists, this film will be a lovefest. For all others, it's a mild diversion at best.
  6. 20
    Backstage isn't as good as the rap documentaries "Rhyme and Reason" and "The Show," but it still casts a keen, observant eye...on this world.
  7. Reviewed by: David Segal
    10
    Mostly, these guys carry on like spoiled children, complaining, roughhousing and badgering women to strip naked.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3