State Property 2
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Hip-hop mogul Damon Dash wrote, directed, and stars in this hard-hitting examination of life in the criminal underground of a great city. Three different crime bosses are locked in a battle over the drug trade in Philadelphia. New York transplant Dame (Damon Dash) and his umbrella crew command a powerful network that controls the city's dope traffic, but he has two bitter rivals who both oversee competing gangs from behind bars -- Beans (Beanie Siegel), Philly-born leader of the once-dominant ABM Crime Syndicate, and Loco (Noreaga), a slick street hustler from Miami who has the bankroll to… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 14%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Seeing two truly rich characters battling for supremacy can have the power of a symphony. Seeing two posses of dull thugs blasting away at each other has all the appeal of a CD single with a skip."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"Dash's film is less the stuff cults are made of than fantasies."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"Less a sequel to a film than a brand extension."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"State Property 2's daisy wheel of violence represents a reckless glorification of thug life."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"Dash can't decide whether he's making New Jack City or Friday."
‑ David Hiltbrand, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Slicker, funnier and more professional than its predecessor."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"Those interested in annoying things like plot or plausibility are best off steering clear of this inane celebration of all things thug."
‑ Edward Havens,
"You mean there was a State Property 1?"
‑ Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter
"No more three-dimensional than your average brand-name-laden hip-hop video."
‑ Neil Drumming, Entertainment Weekly
"The plot is strictly subservient to repetitive shootouts, the dialogue consisting of enough "f" and "n" words to be considered by Guinness."
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
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