Mixed or average reviews- based on 63 Ratings
Oct 15, 2013An Average Movie, Could have been way better... The dialogue is too cheesy. Too many mistakes in comparison between what happened and the script (like for instance, Biggie doing his freestyle in the year 1990, and with a zoom out you get to see him standing next to a poster of 2Pac's movie "Juice" which was released in 1992)
There has been too much emphasis on the characters that got me to think that Puff Daddy was an angel and an inspirating machine, with lots of fortune cookie quotes (No Wonder, he's the executive producer). and you get the feeling that 2Pac is nothing but a maniac, trying to turn him into a villain... The relationship between the characters where mysterious, you never get to know what happened between Biggie and Jan... or with Biggie and Faith after his accident. The scene before he was shot was OK, but filled with cheap drama...
Nevertheless, the actors did a really good job. Angela Bassett aced in her performance as Voletta Williams. Naturi Naughton's portrayal of Lil Kim was really good, Antonique Smith as Faith Hill was a really promising performance. Jamal Woolard did the best he could to try to talk like Biggie..
In a nutshell, it would have been a way better movie if there was much more investment on a better story! Kinda sad that Antoine Fuqua wasn't chosen to direct this, could have been better with him!… Full Review »
AlexHMay 11, 2009A boring passable film on one of the most convtroversal figures of his time, Christopher Wallace, a.k.a. The Notorious B.I.G.