(2004)

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Metascore

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90
A spectacular concert documentary that also gives some fascinating insights into the making of "The Black Album."
83
Entertainment Weekly
The man has the right to retire, but what will he do with all the words in his head?
80
Even if the film could use some trimming, its hip-hop splendor proves hype-worthy.
75
Chicago Tribune
Whether a legend was born (or retired) that night at the Garden remains to be seen, but even on film, it was one killer show.
75
He'll be back; he's already back. But that doesn't mean the ''farewell'' wasn't worth it.
75
It mostly is a triumph of stagecraft and speaker-blowing freestyling.
70
Village Voice
The film has a feel similar to his songs--airtight, forthright, never spat till they're set.
60
Dallas Observer
This Jay-Z documentary is too much of a good thing, really.
60
It's clear early on, however, that this is standard concert-film fare geared to the faithful.
50
L.A. Weekly
Routinely assembled live document.

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