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Aroview: Plucky British journalist and one-man controversy machine Nick Broomfield embarks on his most dangerous documentary enquiry yet – the killings of rap superstars Tupac Shakur and then Biggie Smalls, officially the victims of unrelated incidences of gang violence.
Developing a complicated conspiracy theory, ‘evidence’ increasingly points to the intimidating figure of “Death Row Records” boss, Suge Knight, whom Broomfield eventually tracks down and confronts in a state penitentiary! Made in the identical, idiosyncratic style of his other tawdry investigations, this is as compelling as any of them, even if the stranger-than-fiction factor is now expectedly high, and it arguably comes up short of a crucial revelation.
Average rating (Good Enough). Showing 1-3 of 3 member reviews.
4 stars (Very Good) Broomfield merely scrapes the surface of what was clearly a case of police corruption within Death Row Records. We get a fairly good explanation of Biggie's death, but many questions are unanswered about Tupac's. You have to commend his fearlessness ~GenXGirl
2 stars (Good Try) About as reliable as any Broomfield documentary; that is, not very. lt's also hard to maintain concentration following his meandering theories. ~Nick McB
3 stars (Good Enough) Interesting documentary about the friendship turned hatred of two of the most notorious rappers in history and the violent end to their lives. Suge Knight is another intriguing character, although we never find out what 'really' happened. ~Tom H
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