Good Hair Synopsis
Comic Chris Rock explores the relationship between hairstyles and black culture.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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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hypocrites

By birac
black power black pride black black black. they have accused caucasians of oppression,racism etc etc for no more reason than misled views far in the past. they have gained special privileges and...

Don't Waste Your Time or Money!!!

By desi o
This movie did not show any of the postive effects of having a trained hair stylist. They showed the outrageous aspects and the under belly of our industry. The beauty salon is a big part of the...

Good Hair

By mizcola
This movie was funny yet very informative. With anything that makes money there is deception...had anyone ever wondered where all that expensive "100% Indian Hair" come from? Go see the movie!...

Five Word Review

By lewbraith
enjoyed informative funny interesting good...

Very Informative!

By lanelle_delina
I found this documentary to be funny, yet well researched. It is a must see for EVERYONE struggling with poor self image. It really makes light of hair weaves and how women are spending so much...

Good Hair is Great!

By deewonda
After my best friend said she'd seen this movie TWICE, I knew I had to see it. This movie is funny and thought provoking in a way that only Chris Rock could make it. He likens the obsession many...

Five Word Review

By kat121085
Funny Real Informative Must See...

He is no Michael Moore

By swong705
I really expected it to be funnier. People were walking out on this documentary. Now I know how vain some people are. It is also a comment on capitalism and greed. Exploitation of a group of people...

WOW

By movieprincess
THIS MOVIE IS VERY EDUCATIONAL AND IT DEFINITELY HAS ITS FUNNY MOMENTS. THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE THAT DON'T HAVE A CLUE ABOUT WHAT IT TAKES TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR HAIR AND THEN THERE ARE THOSE...

Five Word Review

By plbent
this is not a movie...

More Info

Rated PG-13 | For some language including sex and drug references, and brief partial nudity
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Funny, smart docu is OK for older teens.
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