Notorious (2009)

Lists: Music, Fox Searchlight Pictures

Brief Synopsis: "NOTORIOUS is the story of Christopher Wallace. Through raw talent and sheer determination, Wallace transforms himself from Brooklyn street hustler (once selling crack to pregnant women) to one of the greatest rappers of all time; THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G. Follow his meteoric rise to fame and his refusal to succumb to expectations - redefining our notion of "The American Dream.""

Overall Ranking: 1643 (Rank from 2009: # 43)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 66.67%
Half-Popped 33.33%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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David Baruffi80
Dan O'Neill65(full review)
Gorgon Reviews61(full review)

People Involved

  • Jamal Woolard (Christopher Biggie Wallace)
  • Derek Luke (Sean Puffy Combs)
  • Dennis L.A. White (Damion D-Roc Butler)
  • Mohamed Dione (Record Executive at Party)
  • Marc John Jefferies (Lil Cease)
  • Menyone DeVeaux (Hot Girl)
  • Ginger Kroll (Debbie)
  • Ricky Smith (Wally)
  • Christopher Jordan Wallace (Biggie (age 8-13))
  • Amanda Christopher (Keisha)
  • Angela Bassett (Voletta Wallace)
  • Jasper Briggs (Damion (age 8-13))
  • Cyrus Farmer (Selwyn)
  • David Costabile (Mr. Webber)
  • Julia Pace Mitchell (Jan)
  • Antonique Smith (Faith Evans)
  • George Tillman, Jr. (Director)

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  • Rapper Biopics