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  • 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)
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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. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    50
    Routinely assembled live document.
  7. 25
    This masturbatory exercise is the least revealing "documentary" since Jerry Seinfeld's "Comedian."

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  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

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