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PG-13| 1 hr. 35 min.

Plot Summary
A low-level Washington, D.C., public servant, Mays Gilliam (Chris Rock), is thrust into the national spotlight when he's asked by Martin Geller (Dylan Baker), the head of the Democratic Party, to run for president after the party's presidential and vice-presidential nominees are killed in a plane crash. The odds are against Gilliam, mostly because he has a penchant for telling the truth about what is wrong with the country. Remarkably, his straight-talking style catches on with the public.

Cast: Chris Rock , Bernie Mac , Dylan Baker , Nick Searcy , Lynn Whitfield , Robin Givens , Tamala Jones , James Rebhorn

Director: Chris Rock

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: DreamWorks SKG

Head of State (2003)

Release Date: March 28th, 2003|1 hr. 35 min.

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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Doesn't seem directed at all; you half expect the actors to crash into each other. Still, give me the attempted satire of Head of State over the racial stereotyping of "Bringing Down the House" anyday. You can feel a mind at work when you watch Rock. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Pleasing and occasionally very funny movie that maintains a mild but consistent hold on its audience. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Chris Rock was busy directing, producing, co-writing and starring in this light comedy. Given his hilarious stand-up routines, one wishes he had spent a little more time on the script. show more

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