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Good Hair Reviews

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
October 11, 2009
A stylishly-edited, often amusing and funny documentary that's too euphemistic and poorly synthesized to be truly enlightening or revelatory.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.9/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 25, 2009
Superficial doc.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
November 17, 2011
| Original Score: 2/5
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
October 6, 2009
[A] breezy, superficial doc.
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
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
October 21, 2009
Scattered as it sometimes seems, Good Hair is a real eye-opener...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 8, 2009
[Rock] conveys a lot of information, but also some unfortunate opinions and misleading facts. That doesn't mean the movie isn't warm, funny and entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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
Nell Minow
October 9, 2009
Should be seen by everyone, especially mothers and daughters, to remind us that all hair is good hair and that beauty is more about how we feel than how we look.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
October 8, 2009
Rock takes his Good Hair job as a documentarian seriously enough to be interesting, but not so seriously that the film groans with earnestness.
| Original Score: 3/4
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer
October 9, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
October 23, 2009
Who would have thought that Chris Rock would make one of the best documentaries of 2009?
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
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
Matthew Connolly
Slant Magazine
October 6, 2009
That many of these hairstyles derive from standards of beauty laid down by white tastemakers is a question that hangs over Good Hair.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Shaula Clark
Boston Phoenix
October 22, 2009
Good Hair is a film that will make your head itch to know more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Clay Cane
October 8, 2009
Quite brilliantly, Rock skillfully peeled back archaic layers, opening up a dialogue that could've been volatile. His natural talent made the doc hilarious and thought-provoking, rising above race and gender.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Scott Weinberg
March 3, 2009
The subject matter would still be fairly interesting without Rock's involvement, but the comedian brings a accessibility to the material that no amount of facts and figures can replace.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Kevin C. Johnson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 21, 2009
Some of this, a lot of this, is preaching to the choir. But it's still pretty compelling no matter what perspective you're coming from.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 23, 2009
Rock is our quick-witted empathetic guide in the film about black women's hair, a topic you might think would be of interest only to black women. You'd be wrong.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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