• Top Five (2014)

Top Five

Release Date: December 5th, 2014

DVD Release Date: March 17th, 2015

R |1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary

Though he began in stand-up comedy, Andre Allen (Chris Rock) hit the big-time as the star of a trilogy of action-comedies about a talking bear. Andre is forced to spend the day with Chelsea (Rosario Dawson) a profile writer for the New York Times, whose film critic has just panned Andre's passion project about the Haitian Revolution. Unexpectedly, Andre opens up to Chelsea, and as they wind their way across New York, Andre tries to get back in touch with his comedic roots.

Cast: Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, Kevin Hart, Gabrielle Union, Tracy Morgan, Cedric the Entertainer , J.B. Smoove, Sherri Shepherd

Director: Chris Rock

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Scott Rudin Productions

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Friend, Car, Bar, 2010s, Charming, New York City, Cool, Pursuit

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The film feels freshly minted because the man who made it has such a lively mind and fearless style. At a time when all too many movies are selling bleakness and dysfunction, it also feels like a revenant from Hollywood’s golden age, when an entertainment’s highest function was to entertain. show more

  • 50
    James RocchiTheWrap

    Top Five is that movie precisely so good and yet still so flawed that you can watch greatness slip out of its ambitious but awkward reach right in front of your eyes. show more

  • 100
    Jordan MintzerThe Hollywood Reporter

    It’s like watching a first-rate standup routine transformed into fiction, or in this case auto-fiction, as Rock has more on his mind than just making us laugh, offering up a witty celebrity satire that doubles as a love story set during one long and eventful New York City day. show more

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