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  • Summary: This documentary investigates the still unsolved murders of rap superstars Christopher Wallace (aka Biggie Smalls, the Notorious B.I.G.) and Tupac Shakur. (Roxie Releasing)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. One of the better documentaries I'd seen in years -- it plays like a suspense thriller because that's exactly what it is.
  2. At best, a half-finished puzzle, but Broomfield leaves you with questions that few investigators have even dared to ask.
  3. 75
    Those not well versed in the rap music world may be a little lost at times, but you don't need to know your Ice-T's from your Cool-J's to realize that as far as these shootings are concerned, something is rotten in the state of California.
  4. 70
    Deceptively rambling, shrewdly ragtag documentary.
  5. 60
    This is Oliver Stone country, but Broomfield's self-effacing affect is more Woody Allen,
  6. Reviewed by: Richard Harrington
    50
    Tends to speculation, conspiracy theories or, at best, circumstantial evidence.
  7. 12
    This time out, Broomfield comes up with maybe enough halfway decent material for a 10-minute segment on a second-rate tabloid TV show.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Apr 24, 2012
    7
    There are lots of conspiracies circling Tupac's death and neither his or Biggies have been solved up to this day. Nick Broomfield goes on a journey to uncover just what happened to these two rap superstars who during their prime were two of the biggest musicians on the planet. Broomfield discovers new evidence that ultimately reopened the Biggie Smalls murder case and in my eyes proves who killed him. While the Tupac theory in this one is a little far fetched for my liking this is an interesting watch non the less. Expand

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