But of course, you know I had my fingers crossed

A.O. Scott on the Biggie biopic:

..."Notorious" settles into a curious comfort zone; it's half pop fable, half naturalistic docudrama. Not a bad movie, but nowhere near as strong as its soundtrack. It does not explain its hero so much as revel in the memory of his many selves, teasing the audience with a promise of intimacy and understanding much as Biggie himself did, but without the same seductive payoff. The film's tag line could be one of Biggie Smalls's riddling, irresistible refrains: If you don't know, now you know.

In addition to not wanting to see Biggie get shot, I don't think I can take the hagiography.