Head of State (2003) - Comedy

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When a presidential candidate dies unexpectedly in the middle of the campaign, Washington, D.C. alderman, Mays Gilliam is unexpectedly picked as his replacement.

IMDB: 5.5
Director: Chris Rock
Stars: Chris Rock, Bernie Mac
Length: 95 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 16 out of 82 found boring (19.51%)

One-line Reviews (28)

Sure the movie has the typical Rock jokes that we all know and love, but the lack of story telling hurts this picture more than you could imagine.

The jokes are old and the film is pretty predictable as well.

ZzzzZzzzZzzzz .

It's worth watching if you are looking for a comedy.

This movie had some really funny parts but was mostly dull and lame.

An extremely predictable plotline, a few giggles here and there, and the usual racial stereotypes that would send a white person to the gallows if it came out of their mouth (rather than Rock's).

Boring, Boring, boring .

The filmmakers took a brilliant premise that could've been transformed into a razor-sharp satire, and instead settled for a dull, predictable farce.

Instead, once the film decides to slow down and examine the characters and situation, one gets the sense of utter boredom and begins to beg the picture to get back on the fast track.

The end result, Head of State is worth watching at least once.

This is a very predictable comedy.

It seems forced and disjointed, and the only thing that kept me from shutting it off is that you never know when Rock or Mac will be funny for a scene.

The music was lousy, the jokes were boring, the characters were wooden, the meat was rotten,and even the super who wasn't that superI can't think of one reason to watch this movie, the best use for the dvd is as a beermat.

`Head of State' provides a few good laughs, but the film, as a whole, feels woefully unimaginative and predictable.

I sat through this movie and the whole time I was thinking that if this was on regular television I would have changed the channel because it was so boring.

"), but when Mays decided to guest DJ for a group of old white people early on in the film the scene fails to be anything but tiresome.

I had planned to avoid "Head of State" because Chris Rock's sanctimonious "holier than thou" rants have become mighty tiresome.

Gilliam's brand of touchy-feely populism sounds as phony and contrived as the hot air bellowing of his conservative rival.


It got so boring the people in front of us left and my friend suggested we did too.

This movie was uber boring!

Having them get in a brawl later in the film as they have an intense discussion was disturbing.

Of all the entertaining things one could choose from - books, magazines, theater, museums, concerts, swap meets, cleaning out a septic tank, underwater basket weaving, hitting my head with a hammer and picking my nose this movie tops them all for being the WORST choice any one could make in entertaining oneself for two hours.

It has a predictable, even cornball plot, and the comedy eventually suffers from both endless repetition and from a progression of sight gags that fall painfully flat.

Why, oh why did I waste my precious, hard earned money on this crap for?

Nothing funny, a lot of awkward and poor performances, pointless plot and extra story lines.

) His character is bland and predictable, and it is hard to watch someone as funny as him play such a role.

Back in the late 70's and through the early 80's, Richard Pryor made a string of formulaic type movies, the formula being a street-wise black man is unexpectedly placed in a position of great responsibility or privilege for which he is totally unprepared: (Silver Streak, Brewster's Millions, Critical Condition, Bustin Loose).