Head of State Synopsis
Gilliam (Rock) is an alderman, who is unexpectedly chosen as his party's nominee - for US President.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Rock and Mac exult in the kind of highly charged verbal and physical antics that are star-turn rewards for performers currently at the tops...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
An imperfect movie, but not a boring one and not lacking in intelligence.
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63

Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
In Head of State, Rock may be verging on becoming a heart-warmer.
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The key term here is "fairy tale," because, although the movie occasionally tries for dramatic moments, they're overplayed, undercooked,...
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60

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This is silliness of such a special grade, performed with such zest, that it makes you forgive and even forget the movie's foolishness and...
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Doesn't seem directed at all; you half expect the actors to crash into each other. Still, give me the attempted satire of Head of State...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Pleasing and occasionally very funny movie that maintains a mild but consistent hold on its audience.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
A tepid amalgam of other, similarly themed movies.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Chris Rock was busy directing, producing, co-writing and starring in this light comedy. Given his hilarious stand-up routines, one wishes...
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Gets better -- more rambunctiously astute -- as it goes, and its comic engine sputters into fitful life when Bernie Mac arrives on the...
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Rated PG-13
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 14+ Chris Rock runs for president.
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