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  • Summary: An exposé of comic proportions that only Chris Rock could pull off, Good Hair visits beauty salons and hairstyling battles, scientific laboratories and Indian temples to explore how hairstyles impact the activities, pocketbooks and self-esteem of the black community. (Roadside Attractions)
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  1. Positive: 24 out of 27
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  1. Although its tone is generally genial and jovial, Good Hair touches on some tricky issues, at times complicitly.
  2. 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.
  3. Spirited, probing and frequently hilarious, it coasts on the fearless charm of its front man and the eye-opening candor of its interviewees, most of them women.
  4. Good Hair is also about how African-Americans spend $9-billion annually chemically treating and straightening their hair, buying 80 per cent of America's hair products. It's such a fascinating, complex tale that you hope one day some probing filmmaker will make a conclusive documentary on the subject.
  5. 75
    About the only question not answered by Good Hair is whether Michelle Obama wears a hair extension (most come from religious ceremonies in India) or straightens her hair.
  6. Entertaining and substantive enough to be interesting even for those completely unfamiliar with weaves and relaxers.
  7. Breezy, superficial documentary.

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  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
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  3. Negative: 2 out of 7