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Head of State

Rated PG-13 for language, some sexuality and drug references.

PG-13 In Theaters 03/28/2003 , 95min.
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Critic score based on 33 reviews

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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. Full Review
Dana Stevens
The New York Times
The very confusion that has made him (Rock) so unpredictable and funny onstage makes this on-screen exploration of contemporary racial mythologies curiously tentative and unfocused. Full Review
James Berardinelli
The key term here is "fairy tale," because, although the movie occasionally tries for dramatic moments, they're overplayed, undercooked, and divorced from reality. Full Review
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
This is silliness of such a special grade, performed with such zest, that it makes you forgive and even forget the movie's foolishness and borderline incoherence. Full Review
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
Rock and Mac exult in the kind of highly charged verbal and physical antics that are star-turn rewards for performers currently at the tops of their games. Full Review

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