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Beauty Shop Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
September 30, 2010
So-so movie with great cast pushes PG-13 limits.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
April 12, 2010
As in the other two movies, the plot is a thin cardboard box carrying an assortment of observational doughnuts.
Cole Smithey
June 19, 2009
Take one part "Barbershop," one part Queen Latifah, sprinkle in a tablespoon of 'you-go-girl' and stir to get the confection of "Beauty Shop."
Full Review | Original Score: C
Kam Williams
Princeton Town Topics
June 20, 2007
This bottom-feeder's sophomoric, locker room approach to black-white, gay-straight, and male-female issues cannot be undone by a saccharine storybook ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
David Noh
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
Bille Woodruff directs the comedy with a warm generosity of spirit, which gives all the actors in a delightful ensemble cast their chance to shine.
David Cornelius
August 20, 2005
It's meant to be a gender switch on its predecessor, but it's actually just a pale comparison.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Michael Dequina
July 11, 2005
Diverting but overly episodic... never quite hangs together as a feature.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Matthew Turner
April 23, 2005
Queen Latifah proved that she could be watchable in awful movies when she made Taxi, although Beauty Shop never gets close to that particular level of badness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 19, 2005
Latifah carries the weight of this film and does an impressive job given a script that's crying out for a total restyle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joe Utichi
April 18, 2005
This is one film that should have been abandoned at the "I'm thinking about writing a new screenplay" phase because it ultimately does no good whatsoever.
| Original Score: 40/100
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
April 15, 2005
Has the stink of a bad perm all over it.
| Original Score: C-
Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum
April 14, 2005
A very funny story that will make you laugh. Enjoy this new comedy from MGM.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
April 13, 2005
Latifah does her best to keep it real, and that's the sad part. What she and her girlfriends do to the English language is pretty darn ugly.
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy
April 7, 2005
a nice enough story, just not funny or memorable enough to make it into a winner.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
April 6, 2005
Passable entertainment of the lightweight kind, providing several nice comic characters and scenes along the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Eric D. Snider
April 4, 2005
This is the very picture of bland, uncreative filmmaking, and the fact that it was made by African-Americans is just a further example of the tragedy of black-on-black crime.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Top Critic
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
April 4, 2005
I thought this was too much like the pilot for a sitcom.
John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
April 4, 2005
This hormonally hyper-charged emporium for dirty talk lacks sparkle and subtlety.
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
April 4, 2005
As a crackling cultural feminine empowerment piece, Beauty Shop is about as well-rounded as an unshaped Afro hairdo
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jackie K. Cooper
April 4, 2005
Latifah is fun but the plot is a 'Barbershop' retread.
Full Review| Original Score: 5/10
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