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PG-13| 1 hr. 35 min.

Plot Summary
Prompted by a question from his young daughter, comic Chris Rock sets out to explore the importance of hair in black culture. Rock interviews celebrities such as Ice-T and Raven Symone, and visits hair salons, stylist competitions and even an Indian temple to learn about hair culture.

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Director: Jeff Stilson

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Roadside Attractions

Good Hair (2009)

Release Date: January 18th, 2009|1 hr. 35 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 7 )
  • 75
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    It's funny, clever and marginally educational. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Good Hair is cause for hope that Rock continues to make documentaries. His style is lively, smooth and up-to-date, like the most coveted 'do. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Although its tone is generally genial and jovial, Good Hair touches on some tricky issues, at times complicitly. show more

  • February 22, 2010 JCaravello
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    I gave this movie 2 stars because although it was comedic, I totally agree with "artgirl20027's comments. Seems that too much emphasis is placed on where african american women "get their money" to improve on their looks. There was no truth of african american women relaxing / perming their infant/ toddlers' hair. This was an untruth and a ploy to boost movie ratings and place more $ in the producers and celebrities's pockets. Perhaps more emphasis should be placed on why so many high-powerd US Congressman are being paid such high salaries for minimal work. I would suggest that the producers of this movie research their facts more by beginning with how Congress sets laws and how they effect each diverse community in every state (i.e. the rich get richer & the poor get poorer). People with glas houses shouldn't throw stones. Work together - not against people...

  • October 22, 2009 Judy S Sampson
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    What was the point of this documentary again? Everyone has vanity issues of some sort, both men and women and hair is just one of them. Whether it hair, botox, cosmetic surgery or tanning salons..a lot of money is being spent on trying to look ones best.

  • October 22, 2009 elpee55
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    This was a really good movie. It was entertaining, informative and said some really important things in a funny yet subtle way. Some things that were revealed, hopefully will just the eye opener that is needed to make some changes in the way people think about hair and themselves. I only gave it 4 stars because I think there was too much on the hair show (which was utter nonsense) - more real person interviews would have been great. Good job for Chris Rock. This one is a winner.

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