Bad Hair

2020

Bad Hair

Critics Consensus

Bad Hair's unwieldy ambitions are easy to respect -- even if the film's tonal jumble and uneven execution are impossible to ignore.

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All Critics (26) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (14) | Rotten (12)

  • With echoes of camp, B-movies, '80s hip-hop, and female empowerment films of that era, Bad Hair is stunningly ambitious, and that overwhelms most of my issues with it.

    January 26, 2020 | Full Review…
  • The impression is of a provocative logline that Simien never quite figured out how to expand into a satisfying movie; once you get the thrust of the story, it's mostly repetitions on a theme.

    January 24, 2020 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

    A.A. Dowd

    AV Club
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  • This is Elle Lorraine's feature-film debut, and she's steadily remarkable: assured, intelligent, deadpan, heartbreaking, and finally, terrifying. Her face alone could carry this movie - it's that expressive, that connective.

    January 24, 2020 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
  • "Bad Hair" has plenty to say - about the plight of black women in particular and blackness in popular culture in general - but his movie can't settle on laughing off the conflict or regarding it with dread.

    January 24, 2020 | Rating: C | Full Review…

    Eric Kohn

    indieWire
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  • Despite many deliriously enjoyable sequences, this is thin material, only fitfully funny, messily executed and more silly than scary, which makes it bit of a disappointment.

    January 24, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Simien has a steady handle on his serio-comic tone, at once sly, resonant, and horrific.

    January 24, 2020 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

    Amy Nicholson

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