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Beauty Shop Reviews

April 12, 2010
As in the other two movies, the plot is a thin cardboard box carrying an assortment of observational doughnuts.
April 4, 2005
I thought this was too much like the pilot for a sitcom.
March 31, 2005
Its lackluster efforts to be raunchily topical about issues of race, class and sexuality leave its talented cast stranded without a paddle.
March 30, 2005
Feel-good entertainment that is no less enjoyable for being somewhat predictable.
March 30, 2005
It's a bouncy, funny picture that I enjoyed -- one that mostly eludes the perils of sequelitis and spinoff-itis, a lusty comedy about the importance of looking good and getting the right scissors in the right hands.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 30, 2005
Latifah is, well, Latifah playing herself -- funny, brash, smart, likable and not willing to take any garbage from anyone.
March 30, 2005
Overall, the parts don't come together and jell as well as they did in the Barbershop films.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 30, 2005
Playing an eccentric beautician who changes her look everyday, the incandescent Alfre Woodard shows she's as adept at comedy as drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 30, 2005
This spinoff lacks the repartee and thought-provoking social commentary of the original and its sequel. Instead, we get dumbed-down characters and juvenile booty jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 30, 2005
Beauty Shop extends the popular Barbershop franchise to Atlanta and provides a sassy feminine counterpart to its cozy men's-club vibe.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 30, 2005
You take the good with the bad.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 30, 2005
The loose, lively spirit of the performances breathes life into the cliches.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 30, 2005
Has nothing new to say, but it has a lot of fun covering the same old territory.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 30, 2005
Needs highlights and a trim.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 30, 2005
All jokes and plot points are telegraphed. You couldn't miss the clues even if your head was in the sink.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 30, 2005
A dull script and slack direction.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 30, 2005
Even a sharp pace can't disguise the lack of dramatic momentum.
March 30, 2005
Looks, feels and unfolds with measured sitcom familiarity, right down to the storming of characters through the shop's doors and the relentless crossfire of sassy putdowns.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 30, 2005
At this point, any humor left in the Barbershop series is limited to a few stray clippings on the floor.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
March 30, 2005
Thanks to Queen Latifah, it manages to keep its comic shape, even with the wind of familiarity blowing around.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 30, 2005
A bit too relaxed for its own good.
Read More | Original Score: C+
March 30, 2005
The result is not so much a follow-up as a newly conceived comedy, and a good one at that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 30, 2005
A fluff job.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
March 30, 2005
[A] formulaic but extremely good-natured comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 30, 2005
The movie has a solid moral core that uses stereotypes to impart important lessons about respect, tolerance and hair conditioner. And Queen Latifah is irresistible.
Read More | Original Score: B
March 30, 2005
It's refreshing how most of the movie is essentially about the characters, their stories, their lives.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 30, 2005
The film resides in the realm of mediocrity, dreadful in spots, enjoyable on occasion, and disposable throughout.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 30, 2005
For all the vivid, amusing characters that surround Gina, Beauty Shop rightly belongs to Latifah, who comes into her own as a star and an actress in this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 30, 2005
There is much to enjoy in the struggles and triumphs of Latifah's Gina Morris.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 30, 2005
It's a boisterous and amiable movie but not, in the end, a very funny one.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
March 29, 2005
Girls just wanna have fun, and so does the film, which recycles the requisite moralizing into a breezy, sporadically funny package.