‘Top Five:’ Saga of a comedian’s discontent

December 11, 2014 7:43 PM

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Chris Rock will be 50 in eight weeks, and he still hasn’t found a movie that fully captures his skills as one of the keenest comic minds in America.

“Top Five” comes closest – the bar has been set low until now – but he isn’t quite daring enough to carry off his audacious vision. It’s funny most of the time, fast all of the time, disgusting some of the time and intermittently honest. It’s also uniquely his vision: He wrote, directed and stars as...

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