Notorious Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 9022

Average Rating: 2.4/4

# of Ratings: 53

Theatrical Release Date: 01/16/2009

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 04/21/2009

Language: English

Genre: Biography, Drama

MPAA Rating: R

Director: George Tillman Jr.

Actors: Angela Bassett, Derek Luke, Anthony Mackie, Jamal Woolard, Antonique Smith, Sean Ringgold

Plot: The story of Christopher Wallace aka The Notorious B.I.G. from his days as a street hustler to his rise to fame in the rap world. -- Chris Kavan

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Alexa - wrote on 03/11/2009

I am seeing a Best Actor Nomination already in the future for Jamal Woolard. It might be a little to earlie to predict that, but I don't care. I throw out the rule book just like Woolard throws himself into the heart and soul of Christopher Wallace. I don't believe there is no other person on the face of this earth that could have done a better job than Jamal Woolard as Biggie and George Tillman Jr. as the director. So far, this film sets the bar for bio pics in 2009. This is an outstanding movie with an outstanding cast.

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Allison - wrote on 01/17/2009

Jamal Woolard was perfect as Christopher Wallace, and he did a tremendous job. The script got right to the heart of the matter, however portrayed Puff Daddy like he was some innocent hero. The music was good, but not distracting to the overall movie. I had a minor interest since I live in L.A. where Biggie was shot. Thankfully the movie was captivating.

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movielover88 - wrote on 01/16/2009

Not bad, not bad at all. Even though the actors didn't feel like their potrayers, They still pulled it off. They did a nice job!

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Freddie - wrote on 05/23/2009

It was definitely a lot better than I thought it would be. I think Jamal Woolard played a very good biggie. I quite see an Oscar in his future, but it was definitely good. I do agree that the actors were kind of their own characters instead of the people who they were portraying (but this could be that they are still very much in our faces so we knew it was REALLY them.) I think the story had some gaps. I feel like the Faith-Biggie relationship could have been explored a little bit more. I feel like the Faith-Lil' Kim feud could have been explored a little more. I also wish that his work with some other artists would have been brought out a little bit more. I understand that this was the Christopher Wallace story so you don't really want to get too much into other characters, but those …

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