• Good Hair
    2 minutes 30 seconds
    Added: Apr 28, 2010


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Good Hair Reviews

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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 Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 4/5

August 16, 2010
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

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 Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 3/5

June 30, 2010
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

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 Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 3/5

June 30, 2010
Georgie Hobbs
Little White Lies

All Christopher Guest-allusions aside, this is a crucial documentary about race and gender today.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 4/5

June 25, 2010
David Hughes
Empire Magazine

Despite dozens of interviews and Rock's personal agenda, this isn't the hard-hitting expose it should have been.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

June 24, 2010
Cath Clarke
Time Out
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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 Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

June 24, 2010
Robbie Collin
News of the World

It's just about sharp and funny enough to make you wish it was a bit sharper and funnier.

Full Review Source: News of the World | Original Score: 3/5

June 24, 2010
Karen Krizanovich
Radio Times

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 Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 3/5

June 24, 2010
Rob Gonsalves

...an amiable and mostly funny spotlight on a part of black culture...

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

December 17, 2009
Rubin Safaya

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...

Full Review Source: Cinemalogue.com

December 6, 2009
Nora Lee Mandel

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 Source: Film-Forward.com | Original Score: 8/10

November 3, 2009
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Good Hair stands as an informative and entertaining documentary, and one that's pulled off with no small measure of style.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 3/4

November 2, 2009
Sean O'Connell
Charlotte Weekly

Educates more than it entertains, even though there's plenty of colorful subjects (Chris) Rock could have gently lampooned.

Full Review Source: Charlotte Weekly | Original Score: 3/4

October 28, 2009
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

One of the best movies of the year seems to be lost in the Halloween-time shuffle.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4

October 24, 2009
Kam Williams


Full Review Source: NewsBlaze | Original Score: 4/4

October 24, 2009
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

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

October 23, 2009
Bill Gibron

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 Source: PopMatters | Original Score: 4/5

October 23, 2009
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Unlike most documentaries with a message, 'Good Hair' invites moviegoers to a conversation, not a lecture.

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 3/4

October 23, 2009
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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Full of sweetly sardonic observations, the docu-comedy is one of the funniest movies of the year.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 23, 2009
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
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