The Salon (2007)

The Salon

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Critic Consensus: 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.


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 … More

Rating: PG-13 (for crude and sexual content, language and some thematic material)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Mark Brown
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 7, 2007
Box Office: $92.4k
Runtime:
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Cast


as Private Dancer

as LaShaunna

as Trina

as Street Hustler

as May-Kym

as Brenda's Hair Client
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Critic Reviews for The Salon

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (19)

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

Full Review… | May 15, 2007
AV Club
Top Critic

After scripting both Barbershops, writer-director Mark Brown appears to have exhausted his ability to create new and interesting characters to inhabit The Salon.

Full Review… | May 11, 2007
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Despite all the stock characters and scenarios, Fox and company manage to bring things to life. And cut some hair.

Full Review… | May 11, 2007
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

The best scenes in Barbershop featured incisive discussions of current events. Here, the closest brush with topicality is a reference to Eddie Griffin.

Full Review… | May 11, 2007
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

A feeble dramedy about a Baltimore beauty shop where someone should come in to sweep up the clichés.

Full Review… | May 11, 2007
New York Post
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | May 11, 2007
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Salon

Crazy funny!

iLeo
Leo L

Super Reviewer

Let me say that every one in this film is looking good ya heard. the kid in the film set it over the top would like to see more of the kid in part 2.Vivca look good as a mom the boy match's perfectly' I heard a lot about this film so let's get it to the theater soon i just hope the July 4 release is for real. I meet the Dabier in Baltomore and he told me all about the film. He also told me about his up coming role's on The Shield the role of rebound on FX and guest starring role on HOUSE where he play's a 10 yr old cancer patient this show is on Fox I think this kid is on he way.I also heard the kid can rap my people out here in N.Y say the kid have some skills i see the kid name on the Billboard music contest 3th place in rap & hip hop he beat out people adults from all over the world he will have 1 song on the billboard compilation album.

brandankurtis
Brandan W

I love Vivica so much that is why I am so sad that this movie was so disappointing. Too campy and a Beautyshop rip off. V is so much better than this. Tragic.

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Dierdre Turner

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