The Great Hip Hop Hoax
The Great Hip Hop Hoax (2013)

This documentary follows a pair of Scottish comedians as they affect over the top American accents and proceed to fool everyone they encounter with fake hip-hop personas, fooling everyone from concert goers to record executives. ~ Cammila… More

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Rated: PG-13
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DVD Release Date: November 5, 2013
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

The hoax may have fallen flat, but the insights Boyd and Bain's story offers into creativity, commerce, obsession and insanity are unique and unmissable.

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Mike McCahill

It's mostly a poppy, funny anecdote, if no advert for the music biz: Daniel Bedingfield emerges as one of its savvier souls.

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Rich Cline

Both engaging and eye-opening, this spirited documentary recounts an outrageous story with humour and honesty, revealing some nasty truths about the music industry in the process.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

A thoroughly entertaining exploration of a friendship strained by an extraordinary situation.

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Matthew Turner

Engaging and enjoyable documentary enlivened by a likeable central duo and a wealth of superb archive footage, though there's actually very little substance to the story outside of the basic synopsis.

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David Gritten
Daily Telegraph (UK)

A smart morality tale about the illusory nature of celebrity, and the pressures it exerts once attained.

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Terry Staunton
Radio Times

The film doesn't quite hit the mark as a hard-nosed exposť of a shallow, trend-led business, but it does work as a winsome study of the fickle nature of fame.

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Sophie Monks Kaufman
Little White Lies

Undoubtably, the best reason to watch The Great Hip Hop Hoax is the delirious schadenfreude of seeing high-level execs getting taken for a ride by a pair of chancers.

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Tim Evans
Sky Cinema

Director Jeanie Finlay's entertaining documentary begins as a bit of a light-hearted wheeze but then grows darker ...

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