Head of State

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Head of State squanders its potentially ripe premise with watered-down satire and formulaic gags.

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A low-level Washington, D.C., public servant, Mays Gilliam (Chris Rock), is thrust into the national spotlight when he's asked by Martin Geller (Dylan Baker), the head of the Democratic Party, to run for president after the party's presidential and vice-presidential nominees are killed in a plane crash. The odds are against Gilliam, mostly because he has a penchant for telling the truth about what is wrong with the country. Remarkably, his straight-talking style catches on with the public.

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  • Mar 07, 2011
    This is a very funny satire of our political system and of black culture with the general premise being a black man is chosen to run for president by a white establishment that assumes he'll lose. Chris Rock plays Mays Gilliam, an alderman who finds himself running for President of The United States after the original presidential candidate dies in a plane crash two months before the election. Obviously, he is being set up to lose, but (of course) begins winning over the people and ultimately taking control of his fixed campaign with his street smart unorthodox methods. Bernie Mac plays Alderman's bail bondsman brother turned vice president running mate providing laughter with his rough and rumble ways. Robin Givens plays Gilliam's stalker ex-girlfriend.
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  • Jun 28, 2010
    Hey, what can I say, from beggining to end, I enjoyed this movie.
    Joseph E Super Reviewer
  • Feb 24, 2010
    Foreshadowing. Most Chris Rock-lead movies are terrible, this one is his best.
    Lenny M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 18, 2009
    <center>Mays Gilliam: I live in a neighborhood so bad, you can get shot while ya gettin' shot. </center> Great Movie with Chris Rock and the Irony of the Story in the Movie. Very funny Movie with lots of funny Quotes.
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