Daughter from Danang
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During the fall of Saigon in 1975, countless children were separated from their parents during the final, frantic rush to escape Vietnam before the Communist takeover. Among the kids airlifted to safety was a 7-year-old Amerasian girl named Heidi Bub, born to a Vietnamese mother and an American serviceman. Growing up with her adoptive family in Tennessee, the adult Heidi regarded herself as American through and through, yet the opportunity to return to her homeland in 1997 proved irresistible. Anticipating a joyful reunion with her birth mother Mai Thi Kim, Heidi was not disappointed -- at… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Stands as a powerful record of a truly historic event in the annals of rap."
‑ Ted Fry, Seattle Times
"A concert film that captures last year's Garden party along with well-orchestrated, if not especially revealing, behind-the-scenes footage."
‑ John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press
"[E]ntertaining, just a wee bit self indulgent, and highly emotional at times, Jay-Z's farewell performance [is] a sensational, if occasionally shallow, concert experience."
‑ Bill Gibron, DVD Verdict
"Unless you're a hardcore fan who's never seen the man in concert and really wants to by any means necessary, you'd be better off buying the soundtrack."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, Los Angeles CityBeat
"A precedent-setting concert doc."
‑ Todd Gilchrist, IGN Movies
"This doesn't stand with the great hip-hop documentaries."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"A spectacular concert documentary that also gives some fascinating insights into the making of 'The Black Album.'"
‑ Richard Harrington, Washington Post
"A solid concert flick and a surface-deep peek at how the music gets made, but ultimately the final product feels like a well-polished piece of marketing machinery."
‑ Scott Weinberg, DVD Clinic
"almost sleep inducing, with the star subject (who's about as chatty and revealing as Helen Keller) offering broad platitudes to his collaborators"
‑ Pete Croatto, Filmcritic.com
"While billed as 'an intimate look' at Jay-Z, the film reveals next to nothing about him beyond the fact that he possesses a formidable ability to spin and remember lengthy rhymes, however vulgar and reductive their content."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"I'm more familiar with Jersey than with Jay-Z, but I found it difficult to watch this concert (shot in 2003) without gaining some appreciation for the rapper's rapid-fire verbal acrobatics."
‑ Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News
"A moving and troubling documentary."
‑ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide
"To those of us without any particular axe to grind, Fade is always at least an average music doc, and it occasionally ventures into the realm of 'good.'"
‑ Steve Schneider, Orlando Weekly
"Delves deep into the creative process, unlike almost any film before it, to show where and how producers and rappers come together to make a hit song."
‑ Todd Gilchrist, FilmStew.com
"Although also picturing the well-dressed rhyme merchant backstage and in the studio, the feature is rarely more than a standard concert souvenir."
‑ Fred Shuster, Los Angeles Daily News
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