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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-
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
A feeble dramedy about a Baltimore beauty shop where someone should come in to sweep up the clichés.
Read More | Original Score: 0/4
November 1, 2007
Like a third-rate Beauty Shop. Skip it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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 10, 2007
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 | Original Score: 2/6
May 10, 2007
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.
May 11, 2007
Everything about it is whompingly (whoopingly?) obvious, from the hit-you-over-the-head narration to the tidy ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
May 10, 2007
Good-natured but curiously flat, a bottle of root beer that's lost its fizz.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 10, 2007
The comic equivalent of microwaved leftover food -- and pretty stale at that.
May 11, 2007
The Salon had any genuine sass clipped out of it to fit a PG-13 rating.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
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
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
The movie is a little windy and over-the-top, and the gossipy references to J-Lo and Anna Nicole Smith are woefully outdated.
May 8, 2007
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 | Original Score: 1/5
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 14, 2007
Talks its way to a tedious, predictable conclusion that offers more yawns than laughs.
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
August 6, 2007
I've seen porn with better dialogue and SNL sketches with less amateur production values.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
May 10, 2007
The main problem with the movie is the by now shopworn nature of its setting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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