Biggie and Tupac
Biggie and Tupac (2002)

When rapper Notorious B.I.G. (aka Biggie Smalls) died in a hail of bullets outside the Soul Train Music Awards in Los Angeles in March of 1997, it appeared to be the latest salvo in the East Coast/West Coast rap/gang rivalry that had… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 11, 2002
DVD Release Date: April 29, 2003
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This is a compelling documentary, even for those who aren't fans of rap.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Compulsively watchable and endlessly inventive as it transforms Broomfield's limited materials into a compelling argument.

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Richard Harrington
Washington Post

Most of the information has already appeared in one forum or another and, no matter how Broomfield dresses it up, it tends to speculation, conspiracy theories or, at best, circumstantial evidence.

Michael Dequina

An engrossing and rather suspenseful mystery investigation.

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John Petrakis
Chicago Tribune

You don't need to know your Ice-T's from your Cool-J's to realize that as far as these shootings are concerned, something is rotten in the state of California.

Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times

Bristles with the sort of passion and bold purpose so often lacking in contemporary nonfiction filmmaking.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Short on concrete evidence but long on compelling insinuation.

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Alona Wartofsky
Washington Post

Broomfield's style of journalism is hardly journalism at all, and even those with an avid interest in the subject will grow impatient.

Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly

Broomfield is energized by Volletta Wallace's maternal fury, her fearlessness, and because of that, his film crackles.

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Jamie Gillies
Apollo Guide

The problem with Nick Broomfield's documentaries is, well, Nick Broomfield.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Sophie Burgess
It was really interesting learning about these two people and how their relationship turned from good to bad. It was quite confusing following all the peoples… More
John Ballantine
A great discussion brought forward by the film makers from those who knew the rappers well on the potential conspiracy behind their deaths.
Remi Logan
From the same documentarian that brought you Heidi Fleiss: Hollywood Madam and Kurt & Courtney, comes our favorite conspiracy theorist with some interesting… More