So-so movie with great cast pushes PG-13 limits.
| Original Score: 2/5
As in the other two movies, the plot is a thin cardboard box carrying an assortment of observational doughnuts.
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."
| Original Score: C
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.
| Original Score: 1/4
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.
It's meant to be a gender switch on its predecessor, but it's actually just a pale comparison.
Diverting but overly episodic... never quite hangs together as a feature.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Queen Latifah proved that she could be watchable in awful movies when she made Taxi, although Beauty Shop never gets close to that particular level of badness.
Latifah carries the weight of this film and does an impressive job given a script that's crying out for a total restyle.
| Original Score: 3/5
This is one film that should have been abandoned at the "I'm thinking about writing a new screenplay" phase because it ultimately does no good whatsoever.
| Original Score: 40/100
Has the stink of a bad perm all over it.
| Original Score: C-
A very funny story that will make you laugh. Enjoy this new comedy from MGM.
| Original Score: 3/4
Latifah does her best to keep it real, and that's the sad part. What she and her girlfriends do to the English language is pretty darn ugly.
a nice enough story, just not funny or memorable enough to make it into a winner.
| Original Score: 2/4
Passable entertainment of the lightweight kind, providing several nice comic characters and scenes along the way.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
This is the very picture of bland, uncreative filmmaking, and the fact that it was made by African-Americans is just a further example of the tragedy of black-on-black crime.
| Original Score: D+
I thought this was too much like the pilot for a sitcom.
This hormonally hyper-charged emporium for dirty talk lacks sparkle and subtlety.
As a crackling cultural feminine empowerment piece, Beauty Shop is about as well-rounded as an unshaped Afro hairdo
| Original Score: 2/4
Latifah is fun but the plot is a 'Barbershop' retread.
| Original Score: 5/10