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Good Hair Reviews

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Jesse Washington
Associated Press
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Rock sheds new light on this old story through a poignant mix of interviews, investigation and his trademark satire.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

October 23, 2009
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle

Hair is personal. It's also political.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 23, 2009
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Who would have thought that Chris Rock would make one of the best documentaries of 2009?

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

October 23, 2009
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

... subject is interesting, [the] treatment is entertaining, and the movie has thoughtful things to say ...

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 3/5

October 23, 2009
Justin Strout
Orlando Weekly

Whatever Rock's impetus for exploring the wallet-busting, day-consuming, sometimes chemically dangerous desire of black women to achieve European hair, he's never wanting for laughter.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly | Original Score: 4/4

October 23, 2009
Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
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It's funny, clever and marginally educational. You can tell your friends you went to a documentary without having felt as if you saw one.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

October 23, 2009
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Rock is our quick-witted empathetic guide in the film about black women's hair, a topic you might think would be of interest only to black women. You'd be wrong.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 23, 2009
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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It's rich food for thought, though you wonder why little attention is given to the idea that perhaps some women relax their hair because it's easier to style that way, or that elaborate attention to hair is hardly exclusive to black women.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

October 23, 2009
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Morgan Spurlock, look lively. Sacha Baron Cohen, watch your back. Chris Rock's bright, wisecracking exposà (C) Good Hair is the mane event.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

October 22, 2009
Steve Ramos
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Rock's impressive multitasking pays off in a lively and entertaining documentary about the styling conventions, beauty-product companies and flamboyant hairdressers that make up African-American hair culture.

Full Review Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Original Score: 3/4

October 22, 2009
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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If you arrive at Good Hair never having thought about the complexities of black hair, bring a notebook. If you are a black woman wearing a weave, bring a tissue.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

October 22, 2009
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Good Hair is certainly no arid anthropological study. Rock's queries are loose and quippy, but his instincts are as sharp as an investigative journalist's.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 22, 2009
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
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Rock takes aim at the truth and humor of this potent cultural question with a sharp wit and lively curiousity, even if he doesn't pursue vigorously enough its uglier side.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3/4

October 22, 2009
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News

It's an inside look at an offbeat, under-examined corner of American life -- one of the things that documentaries do best, and Good Hair does it well.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Daily News | Original Score: B

October 22, 2009
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com

Rock imparts a comical look at the desire to keep the natural state of black hair a distant memory. Funny stuff, though a few nuggets of information he stumbles upon introduce a semi-horror film element to the documentary.

Full Review Source: BrianOrndorf.com | Original Score: B

October 22, 2009
Shaula Clark
Boston Phoenix

Good Hair is a film that will make your head itch to know more.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 22, 2009
Kevin C. Johnson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Some of this, a lot of this, is preaching to the choir. But it's still pretty compelling no matter what perspective you're coming from.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 3/4

October 21, 2009
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Scattered as it sometimes seems, Good Hair is a real eye-opener...

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

October 21, 2009
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

A surprisingly fascinating subject that...yields lots of laughs.

Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Original Score: B

October 21, 2009
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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Good Hair, directed by longtime Rock collaborator Jeff Stilson, is such a rollicking, thoroughly entertaining ride that it's easy to take for granted just how easy Rock makes it look.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

October 16, 2009
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