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The Salon

The Salon (2007)

tomatometer

12

Average Rating: 3.4/10
Reviews Counted: 33
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 29

Having been delayed several years, The Salon's pop culture references are stale and its story and characters were better done in the Barbershop series.

11

Average Rating: 3.3/10
Critic Reviews: 19
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 17

Having been delayed several years, The Salon's pop culture references are stale and its story and characters were better done in the Barbershop series.

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Movie Info

The proprietor of a beauty salon that serves as the one remaining thread that ties her community together finds her last bastion of unity threatened by eminent domain in Barbershop director Mark Brown's adaptation of Shelly Garrett's hit stage play Beauty Shop. Jenny (Vivica A. Fox) owns a modest neighborhood beauty parlor that is hugely popular with the folks who reside on her street, but mom-and-pop businesses are going belly-up all over the place and lately a corporate giant has been

PG-13,

Drama, Comedy

Mark Brown

Aug 7, 2007

$92.4k

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All Critics (33) | Top Critics (19) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (29) | DVD (3)

At least Norbit tried to come up with fresh new awfulness instead of idling in these familiar old ruts.

May 15, 2007 Full Review Source: AV Club
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After scripting both Barbershops, writer-director Mark Brown appears to have exhausted his ability to create new and interesting characters to inhabit The Salon.

May 11, 2007 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Despite all the stock characters and scenarios, Fox and company manage to bring things to life. And cut some hair.

May 11, 2007 Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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The best scenes in Barbershop featured incisive discussions of current events. Here, the closest brush with topicality is a reference to Eddie Griffin.

May 11, 2007 Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger
Newark Star-Ledger
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A feeble dramedy about a Baltimore beauty shop where someone should come in to sweep up the clichés.

May 11, 2007 Full Review Source: New York Post
New York Post
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Given that Brown wrote the significantly superior Barbershop, he should know that when you make a socially conscious comedy, you've got to weave in plenty of wit alongside the wisdom.

May 11, 2007 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
New York Daily News
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Gosh, what a terrible movie. Stereotypes galore, and the humor falls flat. Paul Chambers, CNN.

January 1, 2010 Full Review Source: CNNRadio
CNNRadio

Like a third-rate Beauty Shop. Skip it.

November 1, 2007 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Vivica A. Fox proves to be a warm and appealing anchor for sometimes sitcom-level silliness.

August 19, 2007 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

I've seen porn with better dialogue and SNL sketches with less amateur production values.

August 6, 2007 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

Not funny enough, romantic enough, or serious enough to succeed as a comedy, romance or urban issues drama.

July 26, 2007 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
Apollo Guide

The movie includes a few good one-liners, but that's really all it is -- a forum for putdowns and sassy dialogues.

July 10, 2007 Full Review Source: Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun

The movie was shot more than three years before its release, and it shows, as when the salon's resident golddigger says: "Anna Nicole Smith -- I aspire to be just like her."

May 18, 2007
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Talks its way to a tedious, predictable conclusion that offers more yawns than laughs.

May 14, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

The film's feisty cast and generally sunny outlook make for warm and reassuring comfort viewing, the equivalent of a straight-from-the-box dish of mac and cheese.

May 11, 2007 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Bottoms-out with this bit of dialogue: 'If you're going to be a ho, be an ambitious ho. Work uptown.' What unfortunate timing, given the whole Don Imus controversy. Life's simply too short for slur-ploitation with such lamentably low standards.

May 11, 2007 Full Review Source: Black Star News
Black Star News

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