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David Cornelius
March 14, 2012
In which The Monkees get stoned, commit career suicide, and end up accidentally making one of the best movies of the 1960s.
Sean Axmaker
Parallax View
December 3, 2010
... a surreal mix of psychedelia and satire, a loopy twist on their lighthearted TV show with a dark undercurrent squeezed in between genre parodies.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
December 2, 2010
There is an inherent curiosity quotient for any project this inherently whacked out, which helps smooth over the underlying rub that Rafelson is using the film to rather portentously blow his own horn
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Phil Hall
Film Snobbery
October 6, 2010
An entertaining mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Fernando F. Croce
February 12, 2010
If the Beatles were housebroken Marx Brothers, the Monkees here are gutty Bowery Boys
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
May 16, 2008
Mad, but highly watchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Variety Staff
May 16, 2008
The clean-cut kids and the created kinetics work up a 'so-what' reaction too soon in the 85-minute stretch seques from war to westerns to desert chases to mad scientist brushes in the Columbia lot.

TV Guide
July 26, 2007
The result is a visually daring cinematic game that is virtually plotless and better off for being so.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
June 2, 2007
It's no Monty Python.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Despite obviously dated aspects like clumsy psychedelic effects and some turgid slapstick sequences, the film is still remarkably vital and entertaining.
Leo Goldsmith
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
August 30, 2005
Equal parts good trip, bad trip, and cheesefest.
Top Critic
Renata Adler
New York Times
May 21, 2005
The movie is, nonetheless, of a certain fascination in its joining of two styles: pot and advertising.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
December 21, 2004
The great movie suicide attempt. The Monkees succeed in killing their careers.
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Sometimes it succeeds.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 24, 2003
Messy it may be, but Head acts as a fascinating document that marked the passing of Woodstock's loved-up summer into the violent winter of Altamont.
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (cleveland.com)
February 7, 2003
Considered a train wreck in 1968, this rock flick keeps getting better with age.
| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 11, 2002
It's the deliberate assassination of the group by the group itself -- as far removed from their carefully crafted TV image as possible.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
It's uneven but mostly a blast.
Emanuel Levy
June 19, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
February 17, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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