Afro-Saxons

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An affable hairdressing documentary that means well but doesn't really reach for any great heights; just like a hairdresser's chitchat.

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Angela is a braid stylist to the stars. Wayne and Cyndia are the leading junior stylists at the UK's biggest chain of Afro hair salons. George and Apple are a Thai couple obsessed with Afro hair. Michael is Birmingham's leading Afro stylist who is out to beat the all-powerful London salons. Afro-Saxons is a sharp and funny observational documentary that follows all of these stylists as they enter the Black Beauty and Hair awards--the biggest Afro hair competition in the UK.

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  • For the most part, the affable, loose approach to filming works well in eliciting a genuine worldview from the film's (largely likeable) subjects.

    Oct 17, 2008 | Rating: 3/6 | Full Review…

    David Jenkins

    Time Out
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  • In its unpretentious way, this film has something to say about creativity and entrepreneurialism in modern Britain, and it's impossible to watch it without a smile on your face.

    Oct 17, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Big hair and bigger egos make for an entertaining and frequently amusing documentary.

    Oct 17, 2008 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • It's an unpolished and slightly chaotic film that whisks the viewer breathlessly from salon to salon, without stopping to get to know any of the key characters in real depth.

    Oct 17, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • But it's good to see a vision of modern-day urban life free of grimy, gun-slinging clichés.

    Oct 17, 2008 | Full Review…
  • But while the gravity-defying creations, tonsorial trickery and intricate braidwork impress, the film is remarkably drab.

    Oct 17, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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