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HEAD OF STATE

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Head of State

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
95 minutes
Wide Release Date:
03/28/03
performer:
Bernie Mac, Chris Rock, Dylan Baker, Robin Givens, Tamala Jones, Tracy Morgan, Nate Dogg, James Rebhorn, Nick Searcy, Lynn Whitfield
director:
Chris Rock
author:
Ali LeRoi, Chris Rock
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a B+

Backroom power brokers pick small-potato D.C. alderman Mays Gilliam (Chris Rock) as their last-minute presidential candidate so they can bank easy minority loyalty for a future election while losing this one. This loose, canny, improv-ish comedy does right by director-cowriter-star Rock, who dares to envision an America ready to vote for a black man, at least on screen. It’s a start. With Bernie Mac and Robin Givens.