88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Although its tone is generally genial and jovial, Good Hair touches on some tricky issues, at times complicitly.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Good Hair is cause for hope that Rock continues to make documentaries. His style is lively, smooth and up-to-date, like the most coveted 'do.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Rock gives Good Hair a rousing message: Where African-Americans in the '60s adopted a ''natural'' look, they now feel free to coif their heads any way they want. That's cultural power.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
There’s a lot of Michael Moore’s ambulatory spirit in this film, which the comedian Jeff Stinson directed. There’s also a lot of the damning comedic commentary that made Rock’s old HBO series so urgent.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Rock takes his Good Hair job as a documentarian seriously enough to be interesting, but not so seriously that the film groans with earnestness.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Rock conveys a lot of information, but also some unfortunate opinions and misleading facts. That doesn't mean the move isn't warm, funny, and entertaining.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
It's funny, clever and marginally educational.
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70

NPR

By Bob Mondello
Good Hair isn't selling anything but a good time.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Entertaining and substantive enough to be interesting even for those completely unfamiliar with weaves and relaxers.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
There's plenty to appreciate in Chris Rock's rollicking documentary about what goes on when African-American women hit the salon.
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72 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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