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Barbershop 2 - Back in Business Reviews

Derek Elley
Variety
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February 23, 2012
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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Provides enough solid, character-based amusement to put customers in the chairs and send them out content with services rendered.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 27, 2009
Anna Smith
Time Out
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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 Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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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 Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

February 14, 2004
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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[A]s funny as the original.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

February 13, 2004
Charles Taylor
Salon.com
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Like going out for a bad meal with a group of people you love being with. You're happy to be in their company; you just wish you didn't leave feeling hungry.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

February 7, 2004
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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Heartstrings will be tugged and ribs tickled, particularly thanks to Cedric the Entertainer.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

February 6, 2004
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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It's a warm, often funny reunion of the sassiest, chattiest characters ever to buzz a brother's head.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

February 6, 2004
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Just as sharply funny and as heartwarming, yet unsentimental, as the first.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3/4

February 6, 2004
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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The connection between the still-potent issues of the civil rights movement and the rich vs. poor economic disparities that continue today -- although 'The Man' could now be either black or white -- gives Barbershop genuine potency.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/5

February 6, 2004
Erik Lundegaard
Seattle Times
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It's still funny and warm and neighborly inside Calvin's barbershop; it's just a little predictable as soon as you step outside.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 6, 2004
Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
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As fragmented and heavy-handed as the first installment was smart, funny and, yes, at times unexpectedly sweet.

| Original Score: 2/4

February 6, 2004
Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle
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Warmhearted and surprisingly ambitious.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

February 6, 2004
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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A dutiful mood -- call it sequelitis -- has descended on the place.

| Original Score: 2/4

February 6, 2004
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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As in the original film, it's the chemistry among the actors that really counts. And fortunately, the filmmakers have reassembled the terrific cast.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 4/5

February 6, 2004
Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
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It isn't a bad hair day, just a limp, uninspired one.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger

February 6, 2004
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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What's intact from the original is the premise's big heart and the wonderful ensemble led by Ice Cube.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

February 6, 2004
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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There's no question Eddie was the chief asset of the first film, and sequels are required by law to exploit the original's strengths. But the filmmakers have misread Eddie's appeal.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/4

February 6, 2004
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
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Picks up where the first film ended by celebrating community, exploring responsibility to one's neighborhood and, most important, providing big, big laughs.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3/4

February 6, 2004
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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The filmmakers clearly put considerable thought and imagination into making as a good a sequel as they could.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

February 6, 2004
Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
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As funny as the first movie, but it's narratively scattered.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: B-

February 6, 2004
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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[Eddie's] irrepressible spirit remains the key to the movie.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 6, 2004
Tom Long
Detroit News
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A movie that cares about its audience, cares about the concept of community and makes you laugh time after time after time.

| Original Score: B-

February 6, 2004
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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Funny and entertaining.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 3/4

February 6, 2004
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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A warm and tasty second helping complete with smart visual flourishes, strong laughs and a willingness to take a few bittersweet cuts with its scissors.

Full Review Source: Denver Rocky Mountain News | Original Score: B

February 6, 2004
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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A generous and infectious blending of the old school with the fresh.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 6, 2004
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The first film arrived with freshness and an unexpected zing, but this one seems too content to follow in its footsteps.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 6, 2004
Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News
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Ice Cube sticks with the formula that made Barbershop so successful, yet manages to keep the material feeling fresh.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B+

February 5, 2004
Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
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A movie featuring Ice Cube bellowing 'No more profanity!' and meaning it should produce a lot more laughs than this intermittently amusing sequel.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

February 5, 2004
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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The concept has eroded from pleasant surprise to charmless franchise, which is ironic, considering that the plot of the second film involves competition from cookie-cutter corporate invaders.

| Original Score: 3/5

February 5, 2004
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Affectionate and deeply funny.

| Original Score: 3/4

February 5, 2004
Jan Stuart
Newsday
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Grooves to its own drummer, yet remains dynamically true to its roots.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3/4

February 5, 2004
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Doesn't overreach the original's modest ambitions, doesn't mess with the endearing, well-rounded characters and never forgets that the jokes are all in service of a sincere message about what it means to be a community.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

February 5, 2004
John Patterson
L.A. Weekly
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Hysterically funny, historically aware, politically nuanced, culturally sophisticated and productively self-critical all at the same time -- and you'll need a second viewing just to catch all the jokes.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

February 5, 2004
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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This time around, the razors are a little duller, the clicks not as slick, the patter not as snappy.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 5, 2004
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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A sequel with all the humor, compassion, raunch and camaraderie of its predecessor.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: B+

February 5, 2004
Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
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The second cut goes a little deeper in this sequel to the feel-good ensemble comedy.

February 4, 2004
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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The actors anchor the film with their live-on-the-spot rhythms.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

February 4, 2004
Laura Sinagra
Village Voice
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Cube is still adorable, but the potentially poppin' battle between the shop and big-box competitor Nappy Cuts gets obscured by sloppy chronology and flat, cartoonish politicos.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

February 3, 2004
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