Backstage
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In 1998, rapper Jay-Z's third album, Vol. 2: Hard Knock Life made him one of hip-hop's biggest crossover acts, with the single "Hard Knock Life" becoming a major hit on radio and the sales charts. In 1999, Jay-Z, who also runs the hip-hop oriented Rock-A-Fella Records label, launched a major concert tour, in which he joined forces with fellow rappers Method Man, DMX, and Redman for a road trip that packed halls at 54 shows in two months, earning $18 million at the turnstiles. This documentary takes a close look at the music Jay-Z and his friends created onstage, as well as… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 31%

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"An astonishing number of shots are less than two seconds long"
‑ Lisa Alspector, Chicago Reader
"Never comes alive with anything authentic."
‑ Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International
"Compelling French drama about the nature of obsessive fan-dom, with strong central performances by both Isild LeBesco and Emmanuelle Seigner."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
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