State Property
State Property (2002)

One man's efforts to get ahead on the streets lead him into a life of danger in this hard-hitting urban drama from Roc-A-Fella Films, the production company run by top hip-hop artist Jay-Z. Beans (Beanie Sigel) is a member of a… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: January 18, 2002
DVD Release Date: May 21, 2002
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

A film of empty, fetishistic violence in which murder is casual and fun.

Joe Leydon
San Francisco Examiner

The acting is amateurish, the cinematography is atrocious, the direction is clumsy, the writing is insipid and the violence is at once luridly graphic and laughably unconvincing.

Cynthia Fuchs
Nitrate Online

... for all its social and political potential, State Property doesn't end up being very inspiring or insightful.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Basically a static series of semi-improvised (and semi-coherent) raps between the stars.

Rachel Deahl
Boxoffice Magazine

A dull, simple-minded and stereotypical tale of drugs, death and mind-numbing indifference on the inner-city streets.

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Bill Pearis

A shoddy male hip hop fantasy filled with guns, expensive cars, lots of naked women and Rocawear clothing.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

Lacks the visual flair and bouncing bravado that characterizes better hip-hop clips and is content to recycle images and characters that were already tired 10 years ago.

Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

No one involved, save Dash, shows the slightest aptitude for acting, and the script, credited to director Abdul Malik Abbott and Ernest 'Tron' Anderson, seems entirely improvised.

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