Good Hair
Good Hair (2009)

"Good Hair" is an insightful and entertaining, yet remarkably serious, documentary about African-American hair culture. An exposé of comic proportions that only Chris Rock could pull off, "Good Hair" visits hair salons… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 9, 2009
DVD Release Date: February 16, 2010
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Funny, informative, and occasionally sad, Good Hair is a provocative look at the complex relationship between African Americans and their hair.

Cath Clarke
Time Out

Rock fronts this informative rummage through the $9 billion US black hair industry in a style much like his stand-up comedy: hilarious, insightful and charming enough to let him get away with the flammable stuff.

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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

It's funny, clever and marginally educational. You can tell your friends you went to a documentary without having felt as if you saw one.

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Alistair Harkness

Though Rock's affable nature and probing comic instincts ensure the tone is always light and jocular, his discoveries are sometimes jaw-dropping...

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Full of sweetly sardonic observations, the docu-comedy is one of the funniest movies of the year.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

It's rich food for thought, though you wonder why little attention is given to the idea that perhaps some women relax their hair because it's easier to style that way, or that elaborate attention to hair is hardly exclusive to black women.

Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)

It's an eye-opener, if a blatantly chauvinistic one: Rock's main beefs seem to be that men have to pay for it, and upkeep of such a coveted accessory is a barrier to intimacy in the bedroom.

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Jesse Washington
Associated Press

Rock sheds new light on this old story through a poignant mix of interviews, investigation and his trademark satire.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Morgan Spurlock, look lively. Sacha Baron Cohen, watch your back. Chris Rock's bright, wisecracking exposà (C) Good Hair is the mane event.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Chris Rock hosts this exploration into hair issues in the African-American community, talking to celebrities, experts and hairdressers. What's surprising is that this is such a big issue, although the film isn't much more than entertaining fluff.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Perry
Interesting insight into a morally questionable industry, but as a whole it's uneven, focusing too much on the spectacle of the industry's annual… More
Gordon Anderson
Niche doc on black womens' obsession with their hair which skirts around some of the tricky issues - Rock is a lot more restrained than in his stand-up and… More
Chris Weber
Recommended by a good friend, this is an insightful, amusing, and rather fascinating documentary about the world of hair, specifically the hair of black women,… More
Walter M.
In the amusing documentary "Good Hair," Chris Rock is worried about the future of his infant daughters, namely their hair care. He should have cause… More
Spencer S.
A film not only on the amazing nature of African American hair and its qualities, but also the industry that takes in billions of dollars a year in order to… More
Jeff Talbott
Incredibly entertaining and often fascinating, this documentary about black women's hair is much more than the sum of its seemingly slight parts. Chris… More