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Beauty Shop (2005)

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Critic Consensus: Despite a strong performance by Queen Latifah, Beauty Shop is in need of some style pointers.

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While the men of Barbershop and Barbershop 2 have plenty to mouth off about, they may have met their match in the female staff and clientele of a nearby beauty shop. Directed by Bille Woodruff, Beauty Shop revolves around these women led by Gina (Queen Latifah), who opened Beauty Shop to give all the females in the community, from a conservative Southern socialite (Andie MacDowell) to a poetry-reciting stylist, a place to talk about life, love, and the issues of the day, all while getting their hair done. Bryce Wilson puts in a supporting performance, as does Kevin Bacon, who plays the snooty owner of a rival salon. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi

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Cast

Queen Latifah
as Gina Norris
Alfre Woodard
as Ms. Josephine
Della Reese
as Mrs. Towner
Paige Hurd
as Vanessa
Lil' JJ
as Willie
Laura Hayes
as Paulette
Sheryl Underwood
as Catfish Rita
Adele Givens
as DJ Helen
Jim Holmes
as Inspector Crawford
Larissa Bordere
as Client of Chanel
Nancy Lenehan
as Mrs. Struggs
Suzanne Covington
as Mrs. Dexter
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Critic Reviews for Beauty Shop

All Critics (116) | Top Critics (31)

As in the other two movies, the plot is a thin cardboard box carrying an assortment of observational doughnuts.

April 12, 2010 | Full Review…

I thought this was too much like the pilot for a sitcom.

April 4, 2005

Its lackluster efforts to be raunchily topical about issues of race, class and sexuality leave its talented cast stranded without a paddle.

March 31, 2005

Feel-good entertainment that is no less enjoyable for being somewhat predictable.

March 30, 2005
Top Critic

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.

March 30, 2005 | Rating: 3/4

Latifah is, well, Latifah playing herself -- funny, brash, smart, likable and not willing to take any garbage from anyone.

March 30, 2005 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Beauty Shop

½

This movie was funny and really entertaining. I'm really liking Queen Latifah. Her attitude is just awesome.

Dead Angel
Dead Angel

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½

OK, so what's the plot? A hair stylist (Queen Latifah) walks out on her boss (Kevin Bacon). Boss doesn't think she'll make it. She makes it while stealing all of his customers in a comedic process. Meets hot guy (Dimon Hounsou). Boss tries to get revenge. Yes, you have seen this movie before. It has a few funny moments, some of them not intentional, but Beauty Shop really is your standard, predictable, recycled film. File this one under "Been there, done that".

Chris Garman
Chris Garman

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Richard C
Richard C

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