Head of State - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Head of State Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 1, 2014
Rock is a man who continues to perpetuate stereotypes for the price of "comedy" and continues making one terrible film after the other.
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Chris Rock runs for president.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rory L. Aronsky
Film Threat
March 31, 2005
'...Along comes Chris Rock with "Head of State", a mild comedy...'
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Mark Collette
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
September 20, 2004
Not merely satisfied with stereotyping whites, Rock insists on taking shots at blacks, fat people, poor people and even spina bifida patients.
| Original Score: 1/4
Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian
July 18, 2004
Chris Rock suffers from painful verbal constipation in this PG-13 clunker. Hollywood, make it NC-17 when Chris and Bernie run for re-election.
Janet Branagan
Apollo Guide
January 26, 2004
Although a reheated formula, Head of State dishes out a few original laughs due to in part to the writing of Chris Rock.
Full Review | Original Score: 68/100
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 5, 2004
It may be an overly simplistic fantasy, but it's a funny one, and you won't find anything at the cineplex more relevant.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 4, 2004
Rock serves as star, director, co-writer, and co-producer, so he can't point fingers at anyone else when the film loses its way.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 7, 2003
With the whole country watching him, Chris Rock has absolutely nothing of substance to say.
| Original Score: 2/5
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
July 8, 2003
Yes, and...?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
June 26, 2003
Like so many of his other films, it's still not the movie that Chris Rock's fans know he's capable of making.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
June 24, 2003
Another mediocre comedy from Chris Rock.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Charlie Brown
FilmStew.com
June 4, 2003
. . .no one has talked about prosecuting Chris Rock for his torture of a captive movie audience with his new film Head of State.
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
May 28, 2003
Isn't this the same sort of pandering, middle-brow movie that Chris Rock used to say really means things about in his stand-up act?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 16, 2003
Rather than grab the political bull by the horns -- as did Warren Beatty's Bulworth a few years back or Michael Moore's Bowling for Columbine a few months back -- Rock is content to merely make a comedy that, after a few trims of choice prof
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
April 10, 2003
A missed opportunity.
| Original Score: 2/4
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
April 9, 2003
Head of State isn't very good, but there are some funny spots
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 6, 2003
It's not political satire, and it's also, unfortunately, not very funny.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/5
Nick Schager
Nitrate Online
April 4, 2003
[Rock] seems to think that expanding his critiques to feature-length form requires a cookie-cutter white southern governor as the enemy and lots of "bling bling" style as a positive counterpoint.
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
April 3, 2003
A movie should be fun, this isn't.
| Original Score: 2/5
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