The Salon

Critics Consensus

Having been delayed several years, The Salon's pop culture references are stale and its story and characters were better done in the Barbershop series.



Total Count: 33


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Jenny is being forced to sell her shop to the Department of Water and Power (DWP) due to eminent domain, and must accept the money she is offered for her property. Regardless of the legal advice Jenny receives, she refuses to let the corporate giant take the one remaining pillar of her inner city neighborhood. She declines the money and decides to take on the DWP in court.


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All Critics (33) | Top Critics (19) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (29)

  • At least Norbit tried to come up with fresh new awfulness instead of idling in these familiar old ruts.

    May 15, 2007 | Rating: D-

    Tasha Robinson

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  • After scripting both Barbershops, writer-director Mark Brown appears to have exhausted his ability to create new and interesting characters to inhabit The Salon.

    May 11, 2007 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • Despite all the stock characters and scenarios, Fox and company manage to bring things to life. And cut some hair.

    May 11, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The best scenes in Barbershop featured incisive discussions of current events. Here, the closest brush with topicality is a reference to Eddie Griffin.

    May 11, 2007 | Rating: 1/4
  • A feeble dramedy about a Baltimore beauty shop where someone should come in to sweep up the clichés.

    May 11, 2007 | Rating: 0/4
  • 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.

    May 11, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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