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Based on 28 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 10
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The call on this one is: dead on arrival. show more

  • 25
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    Beatty's "Heaven Can Wait," released in 1978, was a comic fantasy about a near-death experience. This new version is a near-life experience. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    This remake is shorter than its predecessors, a welcome earthly reward. show more

  • 20
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Mr. Rock's opening scene is very funny. After that it's a steep downhill slide. show more

  • 63
    Desmond Ryan Philadelphia Inquirer

    What Rock fans will sorely miss in Down to Earth is the earthiness and outrageous hilarity of his stand-up act. show more

  • 63
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    It's Rock's first venture into leading-man territory, and the material is carefully tailored to his measurements. He's fully believable as a standup comic. How he'll fare as a character other than Chris Rock is yet to be determined. show more

  • 63
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    A little too shipshape, too eager to please, not quite as anarchic as the best comedies. show more

  • 50
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    Plays to none of Rock's strengths (even though he co-wrote the film with members of his HBO team) and intensifies his tendency to mug and shout. show more

  • 25
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    An astonishingly bad movie, and the most astonishing thing about it comes in the credits: Written by Elaine May, Warren Beatty, Chris Rock, Lance Crouther, Ali LeRoi and Louis CK. These are credits that deserve a place in the Writers Hall of Fame. show more

  • 30
    Larry Terenzi Mr. Showbiz

    The selling out of Chris Rock -- or Down to Earth, as he's chosen to call it -- is a sad, sad thing. show more

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