Nas: Time Is Illmatic (2014)
Critic Consensus: Comprehensive yet brisk, Nas: Time Is Illmatic offers an absorbing look at a hip-hop classic and the life of the artist who made it.
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Critic Reviews for Nas: Time Is Illmatic
Time Is Illmatic is well-informed but inessential, a making-of featurette barely expanded to feature length at a trim 74 minutes.
Just as "Illmatic" brought people from all across the globe a little closer to Queensbridge, Nas: Time is Illmatic draws audiences closer to hip-hop.
An essential celebration of the New York rapper's groundbreaking 1994 album.
A strikingly photographed and genuinely revealing exploration of the early influences that formed one of the most distinctive voices in rap.
Flirts with glamorising the rags-to-rap-to-riches story, but in doing so stays true to its subject.
Audience Reviews for Nas: Time Is Illmatic
An informative and revealing documentary that takes a thrilling look at an artist's life and the many factors that motivated him to create such an extremely influential album regarded ever since its birth as a seminal piece of artistic cry against social oppression.
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