Head of State

Metascore
44

Mixed or average reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 32
  2. Negative: 8 out of 32

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Critic Reviews

  1. 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.
  2. Chris Rock gets to direct himself, and as a result is finally starring in a laugh-out-loud funny movie.
  3. 75
    An imperfect movie, but not a boring one and not lacking in intelligence.
  4. 70
    The gags come fast and furious, and though some are a little stale, Rock and cowriter Ali LeRoi strive for wit over crudity.
  5. Not the sharpest political humor I've ever heard, but it gets my vote for the stupidest fun I've had in a long time.
  6. When Rock hits he's dangerously funny. If he didn't try so hard to be liked, he'd be even more dangerous.
  7. 63
    The key term here is "fairy tale," because, although the movie occasionally tries for dramatic moments, they're overplayed, undercooked, and divorced from reality.
  8. 63
    In Head of State, Rock may be verging on becoming a heart-warmer.
User Score
5.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 16
  2. Negative: 7 out of 16
  1. OscarR.
    Aug 1, 2006
    10
    this movie desrves the red carplet not a 44, shame on the reviewers and users.
  2. [Anonymous]
    Aug 1, 2006
    10
    Funny and gut busting from start to finish. politically brilliant as well.
  3. MarkD.
    Aug 1, 2006
    10
    the conservative, racist, republican, snotty, uptight should not see this movie...everyone else is in for chris rocks besst treat ever, a the conservative, racist, republican, snotty, uptight should not see this movie...everyone else is in for chris rocks besst treat ever, a instant comedy classic from DC! Full Review »