HEAD OF STATE (2003) 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… 2003-03-28 PG-13 PT95M Comedy Bernie Mac Chris Rock Dylan Baker Robin Givens Tamala Jones Tracy Morgan Nate Dogg James Rebhorn Nick Searcy Lynn Whitfield DreamWorks
Movie Review

HEAD OF STATE (2003)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Mar 28, 2003; Rated: PG-13; Length: 95 Minutes; Genre: Comedy; With: Bernie Mac and Chris Rock; Distributor: DreamWorks

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.

Originally posted Apr 11, 2003 Published in issue #704 Apr 11, 2003 Order article reprints