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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 (UK)
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.
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Gonsalves
December 17, 2009 amiable and mostly funny spotlight on a part of black culture...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rubin Safaya
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...
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 25, 2009
Superficial doc.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Nora Lee Mandel
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
October 24, 2009
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
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.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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