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Beauty Shop Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
March 30, 2005
You take the good with the bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
March 23, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
March 30, 2005
Barbershop has been given a cinematic sex-change operation.
| Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
September 30, 2010
So-so movie with great cast pushes PG-13 limits.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
April 4, 2005
This hormonally hyper-charged emporium for dirty talk lacks sparkle and subtlety.
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
March 29, 2005
I can't authoritatively say that Silverstone's slack-jawed, forced-twang performance is the worst in film history - I can only guess and hope that this is so.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
March 30, 2005
Even a sharp pace can't disguise the lack of dramatic momentum.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
April 4, 2005
I thought this was too much like the pilot for a sitcom.
Christian Toto
Washington Times
March 30, 2005
Shouldn't Queen Latifah be able to find better projects than an unnecessary spinoff like Beauty Shop?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
March 23, 2005
About as fresh as a Jeri Curl.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Kam Williams
Princeton Town Topics
June 20, 2007
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 | Original Score: 1/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
April 4, 2005
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.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Victoria Alexander
FilmsInReview.com
March 10, 2005
Do your hair at home.
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Brian Orndorf
FilmJerk.com
March 28, 2005
It's hard to deny Latifah her energy, but the Beauty Shop material is so tired it should come outfitted with a comforter and pillows.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
March 31, 2005
Despite Queen Latifah and its boisterous cast's best efforts to style the perfect social comedy, Beauty Shop doesn't quite cut it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
June 19, 2009
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 | Original Score: C
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
March 30, 2005
Overall, the parts don't come together and jell as well as they did in the Barbershop films.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
April 4, 2005
As a crackling cultural feminine empowerment piece, Beauty Shop is about as well-rounded as an unshaped Afro hairdo
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
August 20, 2005
It's meant to be a gender switch on its predecessor, but it's actually just a pale comparison.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com
April 3, 2005
It isn't as much awful as it is fundamentally unnecessary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
May 20, 2005
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Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
April 27, 2005
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
July 29, 2005

Boston Phoenix
April 2, 2005

ComingSoon.net
April 11, 2005

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
May 14, 2005

Sydney Morning Herald
June 4, 2005
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 5, 2005
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AV Club
September 26, 2005
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
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