Good Hair Reviews

  • Chris Rock's deeply funny and very serious documentary about the African-American obsession with straightened tresses.

    Owen Gleiberman — Entertainment Weekly

  • Spirited, probing and frequently hilarious, it coasts on the fearless charm of its front man and the eye-opening candor of its interviewees.

    Jeannette Catsoulis — New York Times

  • Rock is not only funny, he's an affable and intelligent host in a documentary that is accessible, breezy and highly informative.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • Good Hair, directed by longtime Rock collaborator Jeff Stilson, is such a rollicking, thoroughly entertaining ride that it's easy to take for granted just how easy Rock makes it look.

    Ann Hornaday — Washington Post

  • If you arrive at Good Hair never having thought about the complexities of black hair, bring a notebook. If you are a black woman wearing a weave, bring a tissue.

    Wesley Morris — Boston Globe

  • [A] breezy, superficial doc.

    Melissa Anderson — Village Voice

  • Whether you have good hair or not, there's plenty to appreciate in Chris Rock's rollicking documentary about what goes on when African-American women hit the salon.

    Elizabeth Weitzman — New York Daily News

  • Full of sweetly sardonic observations, the docu-comedy is one of the funniest movies of the year.

    Lisa Kennedy — Denver Post

  • [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.

    Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

  • Rock takes his Good Hair job as a documentarian seriously enough to be interesting, but not so seriously that the film groans with earnestness.

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • A wonderfully insightful and entertaining, yet remarkably serious, documentary about African American hair culture.

    Dean Essner — Chicago Reader

  • Good Hair is certainly no arid anthropological study. Rock's queries are loose and quippy, but his instincts are as sharp as an investigative journalist's.

    Steven Rea — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Morgan Spurlock, look lively. Sacha Baron Cohen, watch your back. Chris Rock's bright, wisecracking exposA (C) Good Hair is the mane event.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • Good Hair is a raucous and rigorous inquiry into the subject of African-American hair -- the stigmas, the secrets, the shocking price of maintenance -- that gets at universal but rarely discussed truths about black femininity.

    Justin Chang — Variety

  • I've never been much of a Chris Rock fan, but I was riveted by the on-screen interviews he conducts with celebrities like Nia Long and Al Sharpton, as well as regular folk, to explore African-American women's very complicated relationship with their hair.

    Lou Lumenick — New York Post

  • Scattered as it sometimes seems, Good Hair is a real eye-opener...

    Roger Moore — Orlando Sentinel

  • It's more TV special material that theatrical release. But thanks to Rock's laid-back humour, Good Hair is also good entertainment.

    Linda Barnard — Toronto Star

  • The film succeeds as a vehicle for Rock's personality.

    Stephen Cole — Globe and Mail

  • Chris Rock's Good Hair is one of those rare documentaries that works on two seemingly incongruous levels at once: It's both social commentary and pure delight.

    Stephanie Zacharek — Salon.com

  • The result is a pop documentary in the Morgan Spurlock mode, cheeky and smart without being too serious.

    Dana Stevens — Slate

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