Conclusion: 'Notorious' ranks as one of Alfred Hitchcock's finest films, a meticulously constructed and brilliantly directed espionage romance, featuring a suspenseful, substantive plot, excellent performances, and plenty of dazzling cinematic style.
Excerpt: Directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1946, Notorious follows the exploits of a beautiful young woman named Alicia Huberman (Ingrid Bergman) whose German father has just been arrested on American soil for high treason.
Excerpt: The Movie Her family disgraced, her father imprisoned for his anti-American activities following World War II, the Notorious Alicia Huberman (Ingrid Bergman) agrees to help the U.S. government on a secret mission to Rio de Janeiro.
Conclusion: Notorious is an ambitious but, ultimately, very controversial film. It appears that a lot from the mystery surrounding the killings of Notorious B.I.G and Tupac Shakur has been intentionally left unaddressed by the creators of the film.
Excerpt: Chronicling the extraordinary life of Christopher "The Notorious B.I.G." Wallace, "Notorious" follows the young rapper from the tough streets of Brooklyn to the heights of superstardom as he juggles the increasing demands of fatherhood, marriage and a music career.
Conclusion: If nothing else, Notorious is likely to leave filmgoers with a desire to learn more about its title character, though the film also manages to use Biggie's life as a theme on the importance of understanding and working through differences, living one's dreams, and the frailty of human life.
Excerpt: It's difficult to make a biopic about a person who hasn't been dead very long, whose influence is still felt in the culture and whose very powerful friends remain very powerful. And it's even harder to do it when those friends and relatives are involved in the making, providing both accurate details...
Excerpt: Considering how large 2Pac looms in the culture, it's surprising that his friend-turned-nemesis The Notorious B.I.G. is getting the big-screen biopic treatment first. Then again, seemingly every moment in 2Pac's adult life has been recorded for posterity in posthumous albums, books, and...