Head of State Reviews

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March 27, 2003
What might work as an election-year stand-up routine is a lame duck on screen.
March 27, 2003
Funny despite its dated premise.
March 27, 2003
What's the point of making a comedy about the first black presidential candidate if you're not going to use it as a springboard for something more sharply satirical than this picture's bland, populist sentiments?
March 27, 2003
Actor-screenwriter- director Chris Rock makes the kind of movies that Chris Rock the standup comedian slashes and burns in his live routines.
March 27, 2003
Lacks zip, both in terms of its execution and conception.
March 27, 2003
Rock is too smart to make this kind of so-so dumb movie.
March 26, 2003
Does right by Rock, both as a performer and as a director.
March 26, 2003
It's a retrograde affair, wallowing in the mustiest racial and political stereotypes.
March 24, 2003
A distinct disappointment coming from a comedian whose stand-up work is so sharp, funny and relevant.
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