Head of State PG-13

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 35 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: August 12, 2003
  • Originally Released: 2003
  • Label: Dreamworks Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Dolby Surround - English
    • Dolby Surround - French
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Featurette: "The Making of HEAD OF STATE"
    • Audio Commentary: Chris Rock - Star
    • Previews: Sneak Peeks
  • Interactive Features:
    • Scene Access
    • Interactive Menus
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Production Notes
    • Photo Galleries
    • Cast
    • Filmmakers

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Entertainment Reviews:

Rotten30%

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Total Count: 120

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 55,875
...There's a lot of exuberant, nutty, try-it-and-move-on stuff spread around....Blithe and fearless in talking about race...
Entertainment Weekly
Apr 4, 2003
Rating: 2.5/4 -- As a TV sitcom pilot, Head of State might have potential, but, on a multiplex screen, the execution (if not the premise) is thin. Full Review
ReelViews
Mar 29, 2003
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. Full Review
Washington Post
Mar 28, 2003
Rating: 2.5/5 -- '...Along comes Chris Rock with "Head of State", a mild comedy...' Full Review
Film Threat
Mar 31, 2005
... I liked this premise in movies like Dave, or the Eddie Murphy movie The Distinguished Gentleman, where the unknown or the underdog becomes the candidate or even the president, but this is so poorly done.
Ebert & Roeper
Mar 31, 2003
Chris Rock suffers from painful verbal constipation in this PG-13 clunker. Hollywood, make it NC-17 when Chris and Bernie run for re-election.
Low IQ Canadian
Jul 18, 2004
Rock is a man who continues to perpetuate stereotypes for the price of "comedy" and continues making one terrible film after the other. Full Review
Cinema Crazed
Apr 1, 2014

Product Description:

Celebrated comedian-writer-actor-talk show host Chris Rock can now add film director to his resume. Cowritten by Rock and Ali LeRoi, HEAD OF STATE follows an unassuming Washington D.C. alderman, Mays Gilliam (Rock), as he finds himself embroiled in a presidential election. Just weeks before the nation is about to elect a new president, one of the top candidates is killed in a plane crash. Plotting a future run in 2008, Senator Bill Arnot (James Rebhorn) convinces his staff--Debra Lassiter (Lynn Whitfield) and Martin Geller (Dylan Baker)--to pick a replacement who has no chance of winning. But he gets more than he bargained for when he selects Mays. At first merely thankful to be in the spotlight, Mays plays the puppet, but eventually, he uses his power to actually say something meaningful. And when he selects his bail bondsman brother, Mitch (Bernie Mac), to be his running mate, everyone is shocked to discover that Mays is giving the people exactly what they want. Rock uses his natural ability to blend humor and substance as a director, resulting in an entertaining film that pushes buttons without leaving too deep a mark.

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  • Theatrical release: March 28, 2003
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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 52,387
  • UPC: 678149066227
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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