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  • Summary: In the spirit of "This is Spinal Tap," Death of a Dynasty offers a funny and satirical look behind the closed doors of Damon Dash's and Jay-Z's hip-hop empire. (TLA Releasing)
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 4 out of 12
  1. The picture repeats itself a lot, but Dash is a good sport in poking barbed fun at the PR machinations of today's music business.
  2. An amiably raucous, scorched-earth mockumentary.
  3. Reviewed by: Richard Harrington
    60
    Well shot and edited, Death of a Dynasty is hardly a comedy classic, but it's frequently on target.
  4. Watching the rest of Damon Dash's playful movie is like entering a room where a large, too noisy party is going on and never fully adjusting to the dark or the din.
  5. Reviewed by: Peter L'Official
    40
    Dynasty is less interesting as a film than as a winking gloss on hip-hop's assembly line of beats, beefs, and B-list lyricists. That said, Capone does a killer dancin' Dash, James Toback's Lyor Cohen is a riot, and multi-credited comedian Kevin Hart should have his own Chappelleian series.
  6. There is a funny movie to be made from the outrageous egos and excesses of rap music. Death of a Dynasty is not that movie.
  7. Reviewed by: Rashod D. Ollison
    25
    "This Is Spinal Tap" was brilliantly funny. Death of a Dynasty? Well, the movie is just dead.

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