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Bad Hair Reviews

January 25, 2020
With echoes of camp, B-movies, '80s hip-hop, and female empowerment films of that era, Bad Hair is stunningly ambitious, and that overwhelms most of my issues with it.
Top Critic
January 24, 2020
The impression is of a provocative logline that Simien never quite figured out how to expand into a satisfying movie; once you get the thrust of the story, it's mostly repetitions on a theme.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 24, 2020
This is Elle Lorraine's feature-film debut, and she's steadily remarkable: assured, intelligent, deadpan, heartbreaking, and finally, terrifying. Her face alone could carry this movie - it's that expressive, that connective.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 24, 2020
"Bad Hair" has plenty to say - about the plight of black women in particular and blackness in popular culture in general - but his movie can't settle on laughing off the conflict or regarding it with dread.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 24, 2020
Despite many deliriously enjoyable sequences, this is thin material, only fitfully funny, messily executed and more silly than scary, which makes it bit of a disappointment.
January 24, 2020
Simien has a steady handle on his serio-comic tone, at once sly, resonant, and horrific.
Full Review | Original Score: A-