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This is the true-life story of a junkie turned multimillionaire drug lord. With the first hand testimony of the Godfather himself, Nicky Barnes, who was the most powerful black drug kingpin in New York City history. From humble beginnings, he came to dominate the heroin distribution business. Trusted and trained by the Italians, he set up his own crime family – The Council. This is an epic tale of business, excess, greed and revenge.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 26
- Fresh: 19
- Rotten: 7
- Average Rating: 6.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: One seriously confused documentary.
Fresh: Less a dispassionate examination than a celebratory infomercial on its central character.
Fresh: A fascinating first-person account of drug kingpin and ruthless gangster Nicky Barnes, whose outrageous story of rise, rule, rage, and revenge requires no such stylistic filler.
Fresh: Nonjudgmental without being morally dense, the film makes human sense out of an inhuman example of addiction capitalism, '70s style.
Very good account. Looking forward to Part 2!!