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Little Big Man: 'Notorious'new

Biggie Smalls' large life is reduced to a by-the-numbers biopic in Notorious.
Metroland  |  John Brodeur and Laura Leon  |  02-03-2009  |  Reviews

Going Going, Back Back, in Rap History: 'Notorious'new

Maybe it’s not a work of sheer genius, but Notorious blows past all the recent tragedy-tinged pop music biopics.
Santa Barbara Independent  |  D.J. Palladino  |  02-02-2009  |  Reviews

'Notorious': Drugs-to-Bitchesnew

The Notorious B.I.G. biopic creates a mythical world of glamour and sex to further pop product.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  01-15-2009  |  Reviews

Biopic 'Notorious' Has Biggie-Sized Moral Lessonsnew

It's not acting that makes Notorious a miss. It's that the plot lines are convoluted, the genre's cliches are in full effect (from audio flashbacks to magazine-cover montages), and the whole thing screams both "Too soon!" and "Too innocent!"
Willamette Week  |  Casey Jarman  |  01-14-2009  |  Reviews

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