Barbershop 2 - Back in Business (2004) - Rotten Tomatoes

Barbershop 2 - Back in Business (2004)



Critic Consensus: The humor is less sharp and more warm-hearted this time around, and the characters are enjoyable to revisit.

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Kevin Rodney Sullivan steps in to direct the urban comedy sequel Barbershop 2: Back in Business. The whole gang -- Eddie (Cedric the Entertainer), Jimmy James (Sean Patrick Thomas), Terri (Eve), Isaac (Troy Garity), Ricky (Michael Ealy), and Dinka (Leonard Earl Howze) -- are still there in the same old barbershop in the south side of Chicago. Owner Calvin Palmer (Ice Cube) tries to keep his family business alive in order to pass it on to his own son one day. However, the beloved neighborhood barber shop is threatened by a hair salon franchise called Nappy Cuts. This time around, the old friends are joined by Gina (Queen Latifah) from the beauty shop next door.more
Rating: PG-13 (for language, sexual material and brief drug references)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Don D. Scott, Kevin Rodney Sullivan, Norman Vance, Jr.
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 29, 2004
Box Office: $65.0M


Ice Cube
as Calvin Palmer
as Terri Jones
Troy Garity
as Isaac Rosenberg
Michael Ealy
as Ricky Nash
Harry Lennix
as Quentin Leroux
Robert Wisdom
as Alderman Brown
Jazsmin Lewis
as Jennifer
Carl Wright
as Checkers Fred
DeRay Davis
as Hustle Guy
Sam Sanders
as Mr. Johnson
Jackie Taylor
as Miss Emma
Javon Jackson
as Calvin Palmer Sr.
Tom Wright
as Det. Williams
Norm Van Lier
as Customer Sam
Chris Tinsey
as Customer Artis
Brian Weddington
as Customer Benny
Jay Deep
as Customer Horace
Tamara Anderson
as Customer Jiwanda
Leon S. Rogers Jr.
as Customer Kwame
James David Shanks
as Customer Lamar
Allen Edge
as Customer Lloyd
David Newman
as Customer Muhammad
Mark Simmons
as Customer Rodney
Rome Anthony
as Customer Tyrone
Llou Johnson
as Customer
Ray Thompson
as Calvin's Customer
Ronnel Taylor
as `I' Customer
Pierre S. Reed
as Isaac's Customer
Barrie D. Buckner Jr...
as Isaac's Customer
Devan Jones
as Isaac's Customer
Rich Pierrelouis
as Rickey's Customer
Marvin E. Nelson
as Terri's Customer
David Pompeii
as Terri's Customer
Ron OJ Parson
as Mr. Stewart
Bradley Armacost
as City Council Preside...
Tiffany L. Addison
as Attractive Female
Clifton Williams
as Black Panther
Antonio Polk
as Black Panther
Lauren Palmer
as Gina's Niece
China L. Colston
as Five-Kid Woman
as Dexter
T'Shaun Laren
as Nappy Cuts Video Mal...
Tai'Isha David
as Nappy Cuts Video Fem...
Susan Yoo
as Japanese Woman
Joe Yau
as Japanese Man
Dick Johnson
as News Anchor
Cynthia Maddox
as Angry Woman
Deon Cole
as Customer Dante
Janina Gavankar
as Field Reporter
Charla Agers
as Gina's Customer
Nicole L. Sullivan
as Double Dutch Girl
Mario K.P. Wilson
as Calvin Sr.'s Custome...
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Critic Reviews for Barbershop 2 - Back in Business

All Critics (126) | Top Critics (39)

Provides enough solid, character-based amusement to put customers in the chairs and send them out content with services rendered.

Full Review… | March 27, 2009
Top Critic

Inane banter soon takes over and is not helped by an unlikely, flashback-heavy subplot about Eddie (Cedric the Entertainer) and a lost love.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

This sequel is overstaffed with a cast that's underserved by Don D. Scott's schematic script and Kevin Rodney Sullivan's crude direction.

Full Review… | February 14, 2004
Boston Globe
Top Critic

[A]s funny as the original.

Full Review… | February 13, 2004
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

Great message delivered in an edgy hip-hop movie.

Full Review… | September 30, 2010
Common Sense Media

Manages to throw away everything that made the first film so good.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Audience Reviews for Barbershop 2 - Back in Business


Not as good as the others but this is far better.

John Manard

Super Reviewer

It may not be as hearty as the first but the film is still good regardless. Barbershop 2: Back in Business brings even more humor and melodrama to keep audiences entertained and happy about their experience. 4/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer


Not nearly as good as the first one.

James Alvarez

Super Reviewer

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