01.16.09 by REELZ
All over the map:
"...a luridly unapologetic trip through the violence, hunger, verbal bravado, and money fever of the hip-hop world, which it views as both liberating and destructive (often for the same reasons)."
-- Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"A great rapper deserves a great biopic, but B.I.G. fans will have to settle for this merely passable one."
-- Nathan Rabin, Onion AV Club
"If there's something praiseworthy about Notorious, it's that it pulls off the remarkable, ignominious feat of making its deceased subject less likeable than one remembers."
-- Nick Schager, Slant Magazine