Head (1968)

The Monkees -- Mickey Dolenz, Mike Nesmith, Davey Jones, and Peter Tork -- didn't really enjoy being labelled the pre-Fab Four. They expressed their displeasure in this non-sequitur masterpiece. This film literally has no plot; it is… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 20, 1968
DVD Release Date: July 21, 1998
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

The clean-cut kids and the created kinetics work up a 'so-what' reaction too soon in the 85-minute stretch seques from war to westerns to desert chases to mad scientist brushes in the Columbia lot.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Sometimes it succeeds.

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Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

... a surreal mix of psychedelia and satire, a loopy twist on their lighthearted TV show with a dark undercurrent squeezed in between genre parodies.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

Despite obviously dated aspects like clumsy psychedelic effects and some turgid slapstick sequences, the film is still remarkably vital and entertaining.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

It's uneven but mostly a blast.

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

There is an inherent curiosity quotient for any project this inherently whacked out, which helps smooth over the underlying rub that Rafelson is using the film to rather portentously blow his own horn

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Renata Adler
New York Times

The movie is, nonetheless, of a certain fascination in its joining of two styles: pot and advertising.

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David Cornelius

In which The Monkees get stoned, commit career suicide, and end up accidentally making one of the best movies of the 1960s.

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Phil Hall
Film Snobbery

An entertaining mess.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
The Pre-Fab Four's flat out denial of their pop superstar crown, their biting the hand that feeds them, seemingly aimless and without direction, but… More
Tim Sigur
A trippy film about the Monkees, (a band I know very little about outside of the TV show). A lot of interesting anti-war sentiments that get a little over the… More
Stella Dallas
i think it probably helps to be high during this but it is a fun ride
Michael Gildea
If you're expecting a mere extention of The Monkees TV show or a 90-minute episode of the show, you're not going to get it with Head. A plotless… More
Conner Rainwater
Head really shines as the anti-Hard Day's Night. It takes all the pointlessness and over the top cinema verite and makes a complete mockery of it. This is… More
Aj V
I liked this movie because it has some very funny scenes and it's whimsical. I also hated this movie because there's no real storyline, it's all… More

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