Afro-Saxons (2008)

Angela is a braid stylist to the stars. Wayne and Cyndia are the leading junior stylists at the UK's biggest chain of Afro hair salons. George and Apple are a Thai couple obsessed with Afro hair. Michael is Birmingham's leading Afro… More

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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An affable hairdressing documentary that means well but doesn't really reach for any great heights; just like a hairdresser's chitchat.

David Jenkins
Time Out

For the most part, the affable, loose approach to filming works well in eliciting a genuine worldview from the film's (largely likeable) subjects.

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Peter Bradshaw

In its unpretentious way, this film has something to say about creativity and entrepreneurialism in modern Britain, and it's impossible to watch it without a smile on your face.

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Chris Hicks
Total Film

It's a warm-spirited, well-intentioned movie, yet offers a repetitive, visually humdrum and ultimately superficial portrait of its chosen milieu that seems much better suited to the small screen.

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Sam Jordison
Times (UK)

Big hair and bigger egos make for an entertaining and frequently amusing documentary.

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Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph (UK)

But it's good to see a vision of modern-day urban life free of grimy, gun-slinging clichés.

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Independent (UK)

Pleasant enough, but its natural home is surely television.

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Wendy Ide
Times (UK)

It's an unpolished and slightly chaotic film that whisks the viewer breathlessly from salon to salon, without stopping to get to know any of the key characters in real depth.

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Elliott Noble
Sky Cinema

But while the gravity-defying creations, tonsorial trickery and intricate braidwork impress, the film is remarkably drab.

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Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

This documentary from Rachel Wang and Mark Currie about the stylists at the Black Beauty and Hair Awards is sharp and often funny.

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