Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics What's this?

User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 5 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Starring: ,
  • Summary: Fade to Black chronicles the once-in-a-lifetime concert event of Jay-Z's performance at Madison Square Garden in November 2003. The film is an intimate look at Jay-Z, revealing the multiple Grammy Award winning artist as never before. (Paramount Classics)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. Reviewed by: Richard Harrington
    90
    A spectacular concert documentary that also gives some fascinating insights into the making of "The Black Album."
  2. Reviewed by: Ned Martel
    80
    Even if the film could use some trimming, its hip-hop splendor proves hype-worthy.
  3. Reviewed by: Evelyn McDonnell
    75
    He'll be back; he's already back. But that doesn't mean the ''farewell'' wasn't worth it.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Dominguez
    63
    A loving tribute to one of the most important figures in hip hop. From Jay-Z to himself.
  5. It's clear early on, however, that this is standard concert-film fare geared to the faithful.
  6. The film doesn't manage to achieve for hip-hop what the great rock concert films of the past have done for their musical genre.
  7. 25
    This masturbatory exercise is the least revealing "documentary" since Jerry Seinfeld's "Comedian."

See all 20 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. KevinD.
    Jun 19, 2006
    10
    Absolutely well-put together as well as a blazingly entertaining, yet poignant documentary. And for you critics, if Dr. Todd Boyd likes, then Absolutely well-put together as well as a blazingly entertaining, yet poignant documentary. And for you critics, if Dr. Todd Boyd likes, then you should too. A 10. I love this film. Expand
  2. MatthewL.
    Jun 19, 2006
    9
    Y'all are crazy. This movie was really good. It highlighted Jay-Z's last days as an artist in his career, and it was quite touching Y'all are crazy. This movie was really good. It highlighted Jay-Z's last days as an artist in his career, and it was quite touching really. Not as funny or good as The Block Party, but still a gem. Jay-Z shows that even at his age, that he's still the best in the hip-hop industry. Expand

Trailers