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 … 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


as Calvin Palmer

as Jimmy James

as Terri Jones

as Isaac Rosenberg

as Ricky Nash

as Quentin Leroux

as Alderman Brown

as Jennifer

as Checkers Fred

as Hustle Guy

as Mr. Johnson

as Miss Emma

as Calvin Palmer Sr.

as Det. Williams

as Customer Sam

as Customer Artis

as Customer Benny

as Customer Horace

as Customer Jiwanda

as Customer Kwame

as Customer Lamar

as Customer Lloyd

as Customer Muhammad

as Customer Rodney

as Customer Tyrone

as Customer

as Calvin's Customer

as `I' Customer

as Isaac's Customer

as Isaac's Customer

as Isaac's Customer

as Rickey's Customer

as Terri's Customer

as Terri's Customer

as Mr. Stewart

as City Council Preside...

as Attractive Female

as Black Panther

as Black Panther

as Gina's Niece

as Five-Kid Woman

as Dexter

as Nappy Cuts Video Mal...

as Nappy Cuts Video Fem...

as Japanese Woman

as Japanese Man

as News Anchor

as Angry Woman

as Customer Dante

as Field Reporter

as Gina's Customer

as Double Dutch Girl

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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