Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  123 min.
Release Date: January 16, 2009 (limited)
DVD: April 21, 2009

Current rating: Rating: 2.18
based on 1831 votes and 26 reviews
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Cast: Derek Luke, Angela Bassett, Anthony Mackie, Jamal Woolard


Following the life of rapper Christopher Wallace a.k.a. The Notorious B.I.G. In just a few short years, The Notorious B.I.G. rose from the streets of Brooklyn to become one of the most influential hip hop artists of all time. B.I.G. was a gifted storyteller; his narratives about violent life on the streets were told with a gritty, objective realism that won him enormous respect and credibility. His stories were universal and gave a voice to his generation.

Director: George Tillman, Jr.
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Producer(s): Robert Teitel, Edward Bates, Wayne Barrow
Screenplay: Reggie Rock Bythewood, Cheo Hodari Coker
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  • 4 stars "hey, 53 year old white guy here and not into this scene at all. but this movie is very good and despite previous moments, well acted...yo.."
  • 2 stars "While the performances by all in the film leave alot to be desired, I thought it was an interesting look into the artist's life."
  • 3 stars "I was pleasantly surprised with this movie - the acting isn't the best, it gives a somewhat interesting look into the rap scene and Biggie's life."