Down to Earth
Down to Earth (2001)

Comic Chris Rock co-scripted and stars in this remake of 1941's Here Comes Mr. Jordan, which was also remade with Warren Beatty in 1978 as Heaven Can Wait. Comedian Lance Barton (Rock) is struggling to get his career off the ground when… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: February 16, 2001
DVD Release Date: July 10, 2001
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Critic Score: 20% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A toned down Chris Rock fails to bring a limp script to life as the movie moves from one gag to the next.

Matthew Feeney

The makers of Down to Earth were faced with a dilemma nobody would have anticipated: Boosting their star's screen time kills the comedy.

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James Berardinelli

Offers a strangely muted and largely unfunny Rock.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Likeable Chris Rock in a comedy about race.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

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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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

A ham-handed fantasy that manages the damn near impossible feat of making Chris Rock unfunny.

Tony Macklin
Las Vegas CityLife

Down to Earth is worth seeing. Like mainstream brew, it doesnt have high potency, but it is a nice diversion.

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Caleb Crain
Village Voice

Almost every minute of Down to Earth is entertaining. But not quite surprising.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

For a comedy, there are precious few real laughs.

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Jordan Hiller

Rock saw the untapped goldmine of humor, found when a white person acts black.

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
WAY better than Heaven Can Wait, with much more humor.
Candy Rose
Chris Rock's characher dies in an accident before his time. He comes back to earth as a white man.
Tim Salmons
Not a great movie.
danny d
funny, good flick
Lenny Muggsy
Chris Rock movies really do drop the ball.
Jason Spencer
A lackluster remake.

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