• PG-13, 1 hr. 30 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Mark Brown
    In Theaters:
    May 11, 2007 Wide
    On DVD:
    Aug 7, 2007

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The Salon Reviews

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Paul Chambers
CNNRadio

Gosh, what a terrible movie. Stereotypes galore, and the humor falls flat. Paul Chambers, CNN.

Full Review Source: CNNRadio | Original Score: D-

January 1, 2010
Kam Williams
Black Star News

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 Source: Black Star News | Original Score: 0/4

May 11, 2007
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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A feeble dramedy about a Baltimore beauty shop where someone should come in to sweep up the clichés.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 0/4

May 11, 2007
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media

Like a third-rate Beauty Shop. Skip it.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 1/5

November 1, 2007
Chris Kaltenbach
Baltimore Sun

The movie includes a few good one-liners, but that's really all it is -- a forum for putdowns and sassy dialogues.

Full Review Source: Baltimore Sun | Original Score: C

July 10, 2007
Cherie Dennis
Time Out New York
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The unremitting jokes and insults between blacks and whites, gays and straights, might make the hair on your head (and arms) press and curl from all of the crass and overdone sass.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/6

May 10, 2007
Julia Wallace
L.A. Weekly
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Writer-director Mark Brown, he of the Barbershop franchise, has an inexplicable fondness for close-ups that cut off the tops of the actors' heads -- unfortunate in a movie about hair.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

May 10, 2007
Paige Wiser
Chicago Sun-Times
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Everything about it is whompingly (whoopingly?) obvious, from the hit-you-over-the-head narration to the tidy ending.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 1/4

May 11, 2007
Jan Stuart
Newsday
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Good-natured but curiously flat, a bottle of root beer that's lost its fizz.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2/4

May 10, 2007
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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The comic equivalent of microwaved leftover food -- and pretty stale at that.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

May 10, 2007
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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The Salon had any genuine sass clipped out of it to fit a PG-13 rating.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 1/4

May 11, 2007
Tom Long
Detroit News
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This is one of those films where everything simply feels wrong, from the clunky dialogue to the obvious staging.

Full Review Source: Detroit News

May 11, 2007
Michael Ordoña
Los Angeles Times
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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 Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 1.5/5

May 11, 2007
Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
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The movie is a little windy and over-the-top, and the gossipy references to J-Lo and Anna Nicole Smith are woefully outdated.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

May 11, 2007
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat

Mark Brown is in real danger of running out of ideas. Fortunately for him, the comedy depths of setting a movie at the Pampered Poodle or Kuts 4 Kids have yet to be plumbed. I can hardly wait.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 1/5

May 8, 2007
Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
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The best scenes in Barbershop featured incisive discussions of current events. Here, the closest brush with topicality is a reference to Eddie Griffin.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 1/4

May 11, 2007
Bruce Feld
Film Journal International

Talks its way to a tedious, predictable conclusion that offers more yawns than laughs.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

May 14, 2007
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

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."

| Original Score: 1.5/4

May 18, 2007
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

I've seen porn with better dialogue and SNL sketches with less amateur production values.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1/4

August 6, 2007
Sid Smith
Chicago Tribune
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The main problem with the movie is the by now shopworn nature of its setting.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

May 10, 2007
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