Parents' Guide to

Kevin Hart & Chris Rock: Headliners Only

By Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Comedian docu has lots of strong language, innuendos.

Movie NR 2023 82 minutes
Kevin Hart & Chris Rock: Headliners Only movie poster: Two comedians.

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

There aren't any parent reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: Not yet rated
Kids say: Not yet rated

This fast-paced documentary about two of today's most popular comedians is fun, funny, and full of good vibes and behind-the-scenes tidbits. You don't have to be a fan of either comedian to appreciate the historical take on the last 30-plus years of stand-up comedy explored in Kevin Hart & Chris Rock: Headliners Only… but you probably will be by the end. The film gives insights into how each got his start, and the hard work and occasional breaks it took to get to where they are. The duo comes across as confident, grateful, and kind, not to mention hilarious. Hart is called the affable one, and he does do much more of the off-the-cuff talking than Rock. Director Rashidi Natara Harper weaves their stories together seamlessly, with pumping hip-hop providing the transitions.

The pair worked with, mentored, or followed in the footsteps of some of comedy's greats. Early Black comedians especially laid the foundation that allowed Rock and Hart to succeed -- people like Eddie Murphy, Keith Robinson, and "The Original Kings of Comedy." In addition to conversations with Hart and Rock about their families, careers, and what they mean to each other, other comedians chime in -- like Dave Chappelle, Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Burr, and more. Their uplifting stories could inspire those hoping to follow in their path.

Movie Details

Inclusion information powered by

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate