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Good Hair Reviews

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August 16, 2010
Though Rock's affable nature and probing comic instincts ensure the tone is always light and jocular, his discoveries are sometimes jaw-dropping...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
June 30, 2010
It's an eye-opener, if a blatantly chauvinistic one: Rock's main beefs seem to be that men have to pay for it, and upkeep of such a coveted accessory is a barrier to intimacy in the bedroom.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 30, 2010
Chris Rock hosts this exploration into hair issues in the African-American community, talking to celebrities, experts and hairdressers. What's surprising is that this is such a big issue, although the film isn't much more than entertaining fluff.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Georgie Hobbs
Little White Lies
June 25, 2010
All Christopher Guest-allusions aside, this is a crucial documentary about race and gender today.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Hughes
Empire Magazine
June 24, 2010
Despite dozens of interviews and Rock's personal agenda, this isn't the hard-hitting expose it should have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Cath Clarke
Time Out
June 24, 2010
Rock fronts this informative rummage through the $9 billion US black hair industry in a style much like his stand-up comedy: hilarious, insightful and charming enough to let him get away with the flammable stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
June 24, 2010
It's just about sharp and funny enough to make you wish it was a bit sharper and funnier.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Karen Krizanovich
Radio Times
June 24, 2010
Though its production values are on the low side and it flounders a little as it bounces from Hollywood to India, overall it's a fascinating, energetic and enlightening film that'll ensure you'll never look at hair the same way again.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
December 17, 2009
...an amiable and mostly funny spotlight on a part of black culture...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rubin Safaya
Cinemalogue.com
December 6, 2009
Mr. Rock and Mr. Stilson don't beat you up with a tiresome polemic a-la Michael Moore. Never does he put himself at the center of the film, condescend to the audience, or insult his interview subjects regardless of their views...
Nora Lee Mandel
Film-Forward.com
November 3, 2009
The "Girlfriend, ya gotta see this movie!" of the year for an entertaining and provocative tour of some of the permutations of African-American women with their hair.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
November 2, 2009
Good Hair stands as an informative and entertaining documentary, and one that's pulled off with no small measure of style.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sean O'Connell
Charlotte Weekly
October 28, 2009
Educates more than it entertains, even though there's plenty of colorful subjects (Chris) Rock could have gently lampooned.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
October 24, 2009
One of the best movies of the year seems to be lost in the Halloween-time shuffle.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/4
Kam Williams
NewsBlaze
October 24, 2009
Hair-larious!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
October 23, 2009
Despite the padding, there's enough interesting sociological digging here -- not to mention the easygoing presence of comic Chris Rock -- to keep us entertained and even enlightened.
| Original Score: 3/4
Bill Gibron
PopMatters
October 23, 2009
Good Hair...uncovers a multibillion dollar industry relying on misinformation, misrepresentation, and misguided personal opinions about fashion to maintain its beauty salon stronghold.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
October 23, 2009
Unlike most documentaries with a message, 'Good Hair' invites moviegoers to a conversation, not a lecture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
October 23, 2009
Full of sweetly sardonic observations, the docu-comedy is one of the funniest movies of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Jesse Washington
Associated Press
October 23, 2009
Rock sheds new light on this old story through a poignant mix of interviews, investigation and his trademark satire.
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