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Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest Movie Poster

Rated R for language.

R In Theaters 07/8/2011 , 95min.
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August 13, 2011
This is a must see for Tribe fans or anyone who loves any genre of music. It's about the love, passion and downfall experienced by Tribe. ********* much more than ************ a really sensitive look inside one of the most influential hip-hop groups, and were their inspiration and ties come from. I've never seen hip-hop portrayed with this kind of honesty and caring. Tribe really lets you
August 12, 2011
As a middle aged woman who stumbled upon this movie, I say wow, what a treat! It was informative and entertaining. Turned me into a \"Tribe Called Quest\" and a Q-tip and rap fan. 89%.

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Washington Post
The lines are drawn early on in "Beats," which is surprisingly tense and combative given the overwhelmingly positive and playful music in the band's catalogue. But that makes what could have been a sappy, fanboy loveletter a compelling look at the group's inner workings. Full Review
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
Even as an "18 months later" epilogue ensures us that everything's hunky dory, this is one surprisingly grim celebration of a group Rapaport obviously loves. Full Review
Eric Kohn
Showing the uneasiness of a first-time documentarian, Rapaport has a difficult time exploring the drama. That has extended beyond the movie itself and into a long-running media dispute with Q-Tip, who has refused to plug the movie. Full Review
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
Even those who never joined the cult of A Tribe Called Quest will find this clear-eyed chronicle of their career irresistible. Full Review
Mark Jenkins
Perhaps because he's an actor, Rapaport prefers drama to analysis. And this story has plenty of conflict. Full Review

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