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The Salon Reviews

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January 1, 2010
Gosh, what a terrible movie. Stereotypes galore, and the humor falls flat. Paul Chambers, CNN.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
November 1, 2007
Like a third-rate Beauty Shop. Skip it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 19, 2007
Vivica A. Fox proves to be a warm and appealing anchor for sometimes sitcom-level silliness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 6, 2007
I've seen porn with better dialogue and SNL sketches with less amateur production values.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
July 26, 2007
Not funny enough, romantic enough, or serious enough to succeed as a comedy, romance or urban issues drama.
Read More | Original Score: 64/100
July 10, 2007
The movie includes a few good one-liners, but that's really all it is -- a forum for putdowns and sassy dialogues.
Read More | Original Score: C
May 18, 2007
The movie was shot more than three years before its release, and it shows, as when the salon's resident golddigger says: "Anna Nicole Smith -- I aspire to be just like her."
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 15, 2007
At least Norbit tried to come up with fresh new awfulness instead of idling in these familiar old ruts.
Read More | Original Score: D-
May 14, 2007
Talks its way to a tedious, predictable conclusion that offers more yawns than laughs.
May 11, 2007
The film's feisty cast and generally sunny outlook make for warm and reassuring comfort viewing, the equivalent of a straight-from-the-box dish of mac and cheese.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 11, 2007
After scripting both Barbershops, writer-director Mark Brown appears to have exhausted his ability to create new and interesting characters to inhabit The Salon.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
May 11, 2007
Despite all the stock characters and scenarios, Fox and company manage to bring things to life. And cut some hair.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 11, 2007
The best scenes in Barbershop featured incisive discussions of current events. Here, the closest brush with topicality is a reference to Eddie Griffin.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
May 11, 2007
A feeble dramedy about a Baltimore beauty shop where someone should come in to sweep up the clichés.
Read More | Original Score: 0/4
May 11, 2007
Given that Brown wrote the significantly superior Barbershop, he should know that when you make a socially conscious comedy, you've got to weave in plenty of wit alongside the wisdom.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 11, 2007
This movie abruptly becomes a too-convenient black history lesson, complete with a truly egregious deus ex machina. The Salon is a cut below.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
May 11, 2007
Like a perm that won't grow away, it's stuck in the race-comedy mold of Barbershop, Barbershop 2 and Beauty Shop. Been there, done that hair.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 11, 2007
Bottoms-out with this bit of dialogue: 'If you're going to be a ho, be an ambitious ho. Work uptown.' What unfortunate timing, given the whole Don Imus controversy. Life's simply too short for slur-ploitation with such lamentably low standards.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
May 11, 2007
This is one of those films where everything simply feels wrong, from the clunky dialogue to the obvious staging.
May 11, 2007
The movie is a little windy and over-the-top, and the gossipy references to J-Lo and Anna Nicole Smith are woefully outdated.
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