New Chris Rock Top Five movie got mostly positive reviews from top critics. Paramount Pictures released their new Chris Rock comedy flick, “Top Five,” into theaters today, and the majority of the top movie critics really seemed to love this thing, giving it an overall 83 score out of a possible 100 score across 30 reviews at

The movie stars: Rosario Dawson, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Whoopi Goldberg, Tracy Morgan, Cedric the Entertainer, Sherri Shepherd, Gabrielle Union, Kevin Hart, Jerry Seinfeld, JB Smoove, Jay Pharoah, Anders Holm, and Michael Che. We’ve added blurbs from a few of the critics,below.

Manohla Dargis at The New York Times, gave it a perfect 100 score! He stated: “In setting Andre on his search for self, Mr. Rock has carved out a third way, in the process creating a black character who’s fully human and a comedy that’s wholly a blast.”

Betsy Sharkey from the Los Angeles Times, gave it another perfect 100, saying: “Top Five is fully loaded. The laughs are earned, the intelligence never disappears, all the performers shine. But Rock is the diamond — raw, rough and rare.”

Jordan Mintzer over at The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 100 as well. He said: ” It’s like watching a first-rate standup routine transformed into fiction, or in this case auto-fiction, as Rock has more on his mind than just making us laugh, offering up a witty celebrity satire that doubles as a love story set during one long and eventful New York City day.”

Chris Nashawaty from Entertainment Weekly, gave it a great 91 score, stating: “As brilliantly funny as Chris Rock is, he’s never been able to replicate the high-voltage danger and electricity of his stand-up act on the big screen. But in his latest film, the sharply satirical Top Five, he 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.”

Joe Morgenstern from the Wall Street Journal, gave it a 90 score. He stated: “The film feels freshly minted because the man who made it has such a lively mind and fearless style. At a time when all too many movies are selling bleakness and dysfunction, it also feels like a revenant from Hollywood’s golden age, when an entertainment’s highest function was to entertain.”

Scott Foundas from Variety, gave it a 90 grade. He said: “Rock is enormously appealing here, balancing his patented comic abrasiveness with a real tenderness, the faint bewilderment of an ordinary man blindsided by his own success. And Dawson makes an excellent foil.”

Peter Travers from Rolling Stone, gave it an 88 score, stating: “Top Five is Rock’s best movie by a mile. It’s authentically hilarious.”

Richard Roeper at the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it an 88 score, saying: ” 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.”

Joe Neumaier at the New York Daily News, gave it an 80 grade. He said: “It’s one of the most vibrant, sly romantic comedies this year.”

Mick LaSalle at the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a 75 grade,saying: “If there’s a surprise to Top Five, it’s the emotional undercurrent that Rock writes and Dawson brings out. What lingers hours later aren’t just the laughs but the people.”

Michael Phillips from the Chicago Tribune, gave it a 75 score. He stated: “In Top Five, you sense Rock trying to load all these disparate talents onto a conventional romantic-comedy structure. It’s a close call, but it holds.”

Ty Burr at the Boston Globe, gave it a 75 score. He stated: “It’s a slap-happy movie and often scurrilously funny — the sound of a gifted comic mind finally finding its onscreen voice.”

Claudia Puig from USA Today, gave it a 75 score. She said: “The result is raunchy, energetic, sharp-eyed and a bit rambling.”

Kyle Smith from the New York Post, gave it a 63 score, stating: ” If Top Five doesn’t go deep, though, it is intermittently very funny.”

Lastly, James Rocchi over at TheWrap, gave it a 50 score, stating: “Top Five is that movie precisely so good and yet still so flawed that you can watch greatness slip out of its ambitious but awkward reach right in front of your eyes.” Stay tuned. Follow us on Facebook by Clicking Here. Follow us on Google Plus by Clicking Here. Follow us on Twitter by Clicking Here.

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