75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The picture repeats itself a lot, but Dash is a good sport in poking barbed fun at the PR machinations of today's music business.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
An amiably raucous, scorched-earth mockumentary.
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60

Washington Post

Well shot and edited, Death of a Dynasty is hardly a comedy classic, but it's frequently on target.
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50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
There are some funny moments and amusing cameos, but it's not enough to elevate this project's slapdash approach.
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40

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Inspired mockumentary-a-clef so clotted with in-jokes that it should come with a crib sheet.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
While those in the know will undoubtedly find something to appreciate in the film's wide-ranging if amateurish stabs at satire, the vast majority will feel left out of a private joke.
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40

Village Voice

Dynasty is less interesting as a film than as a winking gloss on hip-hop's assembly line of beats, beefs, and B-list lyricists. That said, Capone does a killer dancin' Dash, James Toback's Lyor Cohen is a riot, and multi-credited comedian Kevin Hart should have his own Chappelleian series.
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
There is a funny movie to be made from the outrageous egos and excesses of rap music. Death of a Dynasty is not that movie.
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25

Baltimore Sun

"This Is Spinal Tap" was brilliantly funny. Death of a Dynasty? Well, the movie is just dead.
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25

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
A mockumentary that veers unsteadily between satire and an infomercial for Dash's Roc-A-Fella records.
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41 out of 100
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