Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Although its tone is generally genial and jovial, Good Hair touches on some tricky issues, at times complicitly.
  2. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    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.
  3. Rock gives Good Hair a rousing message: Where African-Americans in the '60s adopted a ''natural'' look, they now feel free to coif their heads any way they want. That's cultural power.
  4. 83
    Is it possible to talk about the fascinating and complex universe of black hair without dealing with race and identity? That’s the question posed by Good Hair.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. LindaC
    Dec 22, 2009
    Even a documentary must be skillfully directed, styled, edited. For overall filmmaking quality it rates a 5, but for topic/subject matter it rates a 10. There is numerous opportunity in the film content to sequel. I hope Chris and his producers see it and will take advantage of the opportunities they created in the film content. Full Review »
  2. BobC
    Dec 6, 2009
    This movie was well-paced and sensitive to the issues of empowerment and oppression. I thought the Atlanta hair show was an effective unifying device, much needed in a documentary. Full Review »
  3. RR
    Oct 25, 2009
    This film was an advertisement for Bonner Brothers and not informative at all. I must admit, it is the first time I paid for a mojor corporations infomercial. Full Review »