Down to Earth (2001) Synopsis
A dead comic (Chris Rock) returns to Earth as a Manhattan mogul.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
When Rock finds his authentic swing as an actor as well as a comedian, he'll be, like, a movie god.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Desmond Ryan
What Rock fans will sorely miss in Down to Earth is the earthiness and outrageous hilarity of his stand-up act.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
It's Rock's first venture into leading-man territory, and the material is carefully tailored to his measurements. He's fully believable as...
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63

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
A little too shipshape, too eager to please, not quite as anarchic as the best comedies.
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
This remake is shorter than its predecessors, a welcome earthly reward.
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50

New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
Plays to none of Rock's strengths (even though he co-wrote the film with members of his HBO team) and intensifies his tendency to mug and...
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
Beatty's "Heaven Can Wait," released in 1978, was a comic fantasy about a near-death experience. This new version is a near-life experience.
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25

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
An astonishingly bad movie, and the most astonishing thing about it comes in the credits: Written by Elaine May, Warren Beatty, Chris Rock,...
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20

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Mr. Rock's opening scene is very funny. After that it's a steep downhill slide.
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10

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The call on this one is: dead on arrival.
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 13+ Likeable Chris Rock in a comedy about race.
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