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Top Five
Chris Rock and Rosario Dawson
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Overview

A popular NYC comic (Chris Rock) successfully makes the leap to movies, but gets caught off guard when confronted by a journalist (Rosario Dawson) who compels him to reevaluate his career choices. Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan, Cedric the Entertainer, J.B. Smoove, and Jay Pharoah co-star.

Awards:

Main Cast & Crew:
Chris Rock - Director
Chris Rock
Rosario Dawson
J.B. Smoove
Gabrielle Union
Cedric the Entertainer
Kevin Hart
Whoopi Goldberg
Tracy Morgan
Sherri Shepherd
Brian Regan

    Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Run Time: 101
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 032429258403
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: R (MPAA) (strong sexual content, nudity, crude humor, language throughout and some drug use)
  • Release Date: March 2015

Reviews:
"[T]he movie’s structure resembles the segues of a stand-up set, with a routine about what it’s like to be black and a celebrity leading into a bit about pop culture and then some material about marriage, family, and addiction..." - 12/11/2014 A.V. Club


3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Rock delivers the laughs, big ones, laced with razor-sharp observations on everything from pop culture to racial politics." - 12/11/2014 Rolling Stone


"[The film has] finally given Rock the big-screen role this stand-up great deserves....As writer, director and star, he has a great deal of control, and he uses it wisely and wittily." - 12/11/2014 Los Angeles Times


"[Rock] not only makes a case for why he should be a bona fide movie star, he also proves he's a writer-director to be reckoned with." -- Grade: A- - 12/16/2014 Entertainment Weekly


"[F]ast and blisteringly funny....A romantic comedy that’s also an extended riff on art, identity, authenticity and what it means to be a black entertainer..." - 12/12/2014 New York Times


"This is a smart, savvy film with sabre-sharp one-liners, a half-dozen terrific supporting turns, one of the best scores of the year, a winning romance and a heartfelt and authentic performance from Rock." - 12/11/2014 Chicago Sun-Times


3 stars out of 4 -- "TOP FIVE ultimately satisfies as an often raunchy ramble about celebrity, sobriety, selling out and sex..." - 12/12/2014 Roger Ebert


"A vibrant sense of possibility and joy propels TOP FIVE, Chris Rock’s ode to romance, New York, artistic ideals and gutsy self-invention." - 12/11/2014 Washington Post


3 stars out of 4 -- "[A] bawdy, uninhibited yet thoughtful social satire about fame vs. artistic fulfillment." - 12/13/2014 USA Today


"As a writer, Rock sets up one volatile situation after another, no sweat, and as a director, he captures his performers at their most explosively spontaneous." - 12/10/2015 Film Comment


4 stars out of 5 -- "The best aspect is watching Rock on blistering form, pricking the pomposity of the film biz while mixing in real-life cameos..." - 05/01/2015 Total Film


4 stars out of 5 -- "A merrily ferocious pop at the Hollywood bubble that balances sharp, acid laughs with a sweet, believable meet-cute. Top of the pack and Chris Rock’s best movie." - 05/01/2015 Empire


"[A] candid, fresh, ferociously funny snapshot of life in the celebrity bubble." - 09/07/2014 Variety