• PG-13, 1 hr. 40 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Leslie Small
    In Theaters:
    Oct 15, 2004 Wide
    On DVD:
    May 10, 2005
  • UrbanWorks Entertainment


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Hair Show Reviews

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Kam Williams
Black Talent News

Coiffure competition at center of sibling rivalry comedy!

| Original Score: 2/4

January 24, 2007
Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
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The plot is slender but serviceable, and under Leslie Small's attentive direction, not only do Mo'Nique and Smith excel, but those playing salon staffers -- Taraji Henson, Keiko Agena, Cee Cee Michaela et al -- also make lively impressions.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

October 20, 2004
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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The story here, by Andrea Wiley, Sherri A. McGee and Devon Gregory, is slapped together with such poorly drawn stereotypes and lapses in logic as to provoke not shaking bellies but shaking heads.

November 4, 2004
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

stars Mo'nique, who's both fatter and sassier than [Queen] Latifah, but alas, not a whole lot funnier.

Full Review Source: New Times

October 28, 2004
Scott Foundas
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An anemic sitcomsitcom pilot dragged out to an excruciating 108-minute running time.

Full Review Source: Variety

October 21, 2004

E! Online

This chop shop is a tad shabby.

Full Review Source: E! Online | Original Score: C +

October 15, 2004
Robert Dominguez
New York Daily News
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A predictable urban comedy set mostly in a chichi Beverly Hills beauty salon, Hair Show is a female-oriented Barber Shop -- minus the steady humor and pointed social commentary.

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

October 15, 2004
Megan Lehmann
New York Post
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The story is so slight, a low-wattage hair dryer could blow it away.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

October 15, 2004
Angel Cohn
TV Guide's Movie Guide

What this rehash desperately needs is some real style, but even an industrial-strength can of hair spray can't keep it from coming undone.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 1.5/5

October 15, 2004
Ned Martel
New York Times
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A Baltimore hairstylist takes refuge, and umbrage, in her buppie sister's Los Angeles salon in this sputtering star vehicle for the comedian Mo'Nique.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 1.5/5

October 14, 2004
Robert Abele
L.A. Weekly
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The movie feels flattened by relaxers when it should have been teased into a wicked curl.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

October 14, 2004
Bob Townsend
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Don't expect this stylin' movie to weave more than a few giggles.

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

October 14, 2004

Time Out
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November 17, 2011
Ben Walters
Time Out New York
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