Death of a Dynasty
Death of a Dynasty (2003)

Hip-hop mogul Damon Dash (Paper Soldiers) directs this semi-autobiographical film based on his life as the proprietor of Roc-a-Fella Records. Ebon Moss-Bachrach stars as David Katz, a reporter who, upon interviewing rap producer Damon… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: May 7, 2003
DVD Release Date: August 30, 2005
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Half home movie, half product placement, and almost completely worthless.

Anita Gates
New York Times

Watching Damon Dash's playful movie is like entering a room where a large, too noisy party is going on and never fully adjusting to the dark or the din.

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Scott Weinberg

Death of a Dynasty is fun stuff, and this is coming from a guy who hasn't bought a hip-hop CD since NWA broke up.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

This narcissistic mockumentary is less a film than a full-length promotional video for Roc-a-Fella Records mogul/director Damon Dash.

Richard Harrington
Washington Post

Death of a Dynasty is, like the music it parodies: aggressive, over-the-top, louder than life and in your face.

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Todd Gilchrist

Truly terrible for plenty of reasons, not the least of which being Damon Dash's barely competent directing.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

A mockumentary that veers unsteadily between satire and an infomercial for Dash's Roc-A-Fella records.

David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer

There is a funny movie to be made from the outrageous egos and excesses of rap music. Death of a Dynasty is not that movie.

Damon C. Williams
Philadelphia Daily News

Death of a Dynasty accomplishes what it set out to do -- to make a few laughs.

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