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.
| Original Score: 3/5
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Latifah carries the weight of this film and does an impressive job given a script that's crying out for a total restyle.
A very funny story that will make you laugh. Enjoy this new comedy from MGM.
| Original Score: 3/4
Passable entertainment of the lightweight kind, providing several nice comic characters and scenes along the way.
Beauty Shop isn't as much of a surprise because Queen Latifah is not as unexpected as Ice Cube... in Barber Shop. However, it is a feel-good and sassy comedy...
Who'd have thought that two sequels in, the hair-cutting set-up would still be fun?
The film's genial, blow-dry attitude keeps things from going astray.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Did you like the Barbershop movies? You'll like this too.
| Original Score: 7.5/10
Raucous & funny, albeit stereotypical, it gives bawdy texture to the humor and a feel-good lift to the heart.
| Original Score: 7/10
Funny, smart and better than either Barbershop film
The few serious notes in the movie are also its weakest. The film is on much safer ground when it's playing culture-crossing for laughs...
A comedy that really works thanks to the appealing performance by Queen Latifah as an entrepreneur determined to fulfill her dream.
Feel-good entertainment that is no less enjoyable for being somewhat predictable.
It's a bouncy, funny picture that I enjoyed -- one that mostly eludes the perils of sequelitis and spinoff-itis, a lusty comedy about the importance of looking good and getting the right scissors in the right hands.
Latifah is, well, Latifah playing herself -- funny, brash, smart, likable and not willing to take any garbage from anyone.
Has plenty of laughs.
Starring the endlessly likable Queen Latifah, the force behind Beauty Shop is girlfriend power.
| Original Score: 2.5/4