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  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    No new moment in here for rap fans or anyone else. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    It mostly is a triumph of stagecraft and speaker-blowing freestyling. show more

  • 63
    New York Daily News

    A loving tribute to one of the most important figures in hip hop. From Jay-Z to himself. show more

  • 50
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    The film doesn't manage to achieve for hip-hop what the great rock concert films of the past have done for their musical genre. show more

  • 75
    Chicago Tribune

    Whether a legend was born (or retired) that night at the Garden remains to be seen, but even on film, it was one killer show. show more

  • 75
    Miami Herald

    He'll be back; he's already back. But that doesn't mean the ''farewell'' wasn't worth it. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    The film elects a storytelling manner that's scarily similar to the beginning of a lot of hip-hop thrillers. show more

  • 38
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    It's the perfect sort of movie to have playing on a television in the corner of a rec room during a low-key beer and pizza party. show more

  • 25
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    This masturbatory exercise is the least revealing "documentary" since Jerry Seinfeld's "Comedian." show more

  • 40
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    While billed as "an intimate look" at Jay-Z, the film reveals next to nothing about him beyond the fact that he possesses a formidable ability to spin and remember lengthy rhymes, however vulgar and reductive their content. show more

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