Reviews for this film from our members:
Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk
Travis Hopson @ Examiner
Excerpt: A celebration of the seminal album’s 20th anniversary, but also a dissection of the influences that allowed a street poet like Nas to create such an influential album.
Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
Excerpt: “Life’s a Bitch” are apt words to describe Queensbridge, but for some folks out there, it is home.
Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
Excerpt: An engaging document of how – and, more importantly, why – this particular album had such an impact.
Matthew McKernan @ FilmWhinge
Excerpt: The film does little of its own work, but its portrait of the Projects in 2013 is as effecting as ‘Illmatic’s was in 1994.
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Aaron Pinkston @ Battleship Pretension
Excerpt: Nas: Time Is Illmatic, a look at the influential album twenty years later, doesn’t feel like the complete account that some may want, but it is a sharp and entertainment profile of an important artist.
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