Beauty Shop (2005)

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Critic Consensus: Despite a strong performance by Queen Latifah, Beauty Shop is in need of some style pointers.


Movie Info

While the men of Barbershop and Barbershop 2 have plenty to mouth off about, they may have met their match in the female staff and clientele of a nearby beauty shop. Directed by Bille Woodruff, Beauty Shop revolves around these women led by Gina (Queen Latifah), who opened Beauty Shop to give all the females in the community, from a conservative Southern socialite (Andie MacDowell) to a poetry-reciting stylist, a place to talk about life, love, and the issues of the day, all while getting their … More

Rating: PG-13 (for sexual material, language and brief drug references)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Elizabeth Hunter, Kate Lanier, Norman Vance, Jr., Audrey Wells
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 23, 2005
Box Office: $36.3M
Runtime:
MGM/UA - Official Site

Cast


as Gina Norris

as Ms. Josephine

as Mrs. Towner

as Vanessa

as Willie

as Paulette

as Catfish Rita

as DJ Helen

as Inspector Crawford

as Client of Chanel

as Mrs. Struggs

as Mrs. Dexter

as Rochelle
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Critic Reviews for Beauty Shop

All Critics (128) | Top Critics (36)

As in the other two movies, the plot is a thin cardboard box carrying an assortment of observational doughnuts.

Full Review… | April 12, 2010
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

I thought this was too much like the pilot for a sitcom.

Full Review… | April 4, 2005
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

So-so movie with great cast pushes PG-13 limits.

Full Review… | September 30, 2010
Common Sense Media

Take one part "Barbershop," one part Queen Latifah, sprinkle in a tablespoon of 'you-go-girl' and stir to get the confection of "Beauty Shop."

Full Review… | June 19, 2009
ColeSmithey.com

This bottom-feeder's sophomoric, locker room approach to black-white, gay-straight, and male-female issues cannot be undone by a saccharine storybook ending.

Full Review… | June 20, 2007
Princeton Town Topics

Bille Woodruff directs the comedy with a warm generosity of spirit, which gives all the actors in a delightful ensemble cast their chance to shine.

Full Review… | March 1, 2007
Film Journal International

Audience Reviews for Beauty Shop

½

This movie was funny and really entertaining. I'm really liking Queen Latifah. Her attitude is just awesome.

3niR
Dead Angel

Super Reviewer

½

OK, so what's the plot? A hair stylist (Queen Latifah) walks out on her boss (Kevin Bacon). Boss doesn't think she'll make it. She makes it while stealing all of his customers in a comedic process. Meets hot guy (Dimon Hounsou). Boss tries to get revenge.

Yes, you have seen this movie before.

It has a few funny moments, some of them not intentional, but Beauty Shop really is your standard, predictable, recycled film. File this one under "Been there, done that".

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Chris Garman

Super Reviewer

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