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Barbershop Reviews

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September 30, 2010
Charming urban comedy for teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 29, 2009
A smart, clever, and well-written piece of filmmaking...
December 28, 2008
A funny, warm, immensely likable, and all-ages-appealing film centering around the importance of heritage and family.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 18, 2008
Barbershop is a cozy place to hang out for a while, even if you don't need a little off the sides.
December 27, 2007
Rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube ably provides the emotional core in this story of a neighborhood barbershop and its assortment of colorful inhabitants, which is a cut above standard hip-hop cinematic fare.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
Perhaps because it promotes traditional values - respect women, crime doesn't pay, family comes first - the film shines in those rare scenes when it plays with received wisdom.
February 8, 2004
[Ice] Cube proves that he can be incredibly charismatic performer when he's not glowering at people.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 13, 2003
Beneath the jokes is a story about community - what it means to belong to a community and one's responsibility to that community.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
October 25, 2003
One of the best entrants in the fast-growing urban comedy genre.
Read More | Original Score: 75/100
May 20, 2003
Clip off a little rehashed material here, trim a few unneeded characters there, and what you have left is sheer entertainment.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
March 22, 2003
Beneath the profane banter, light-hearted intrigue and generous helping of larger-than-life characters, Barbershop makes a heartfelt case for African-Americans owning businesses in their own communities.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 18, 2003
In the age of photo messaging and web chats, Barbershop is a warm-hearted reminder that there's nothing like conversation between real people.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 8, 2003
Barbershop is for the most part a funny, thought-provoking, and well-performed film that deserves to be seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 6, 2003
There's a gentle buzz to this comedy about a family-owned barbershop in innercity Chicago; the filmmakers mercifully avoid the more extreme ends of annoying slapstick, although they get dangerously close a few times.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 10, 2003
This is what can happen when black actors and black filmmakers are permitted by a narrow industry to assemble a story of their own, a depiction of their own community.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 27, 2002
Feels a little like Spike Lee lite - "Joe's Bed Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads" minus the street realism, or Do the Right Thing without the conflagrations.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
December 22, 2002
Cedric the Entertainer damn near steals the show, with an award-caliber comic performance that's delightful in both the quality and timing of his biting satirical words.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5 / 5
December 18, 2002
...a charmer of a comedy, rich in the traditions of American camaraderie.
Read More | Original Score: 7/10
December 16, 2002
A great opportunity for various people to display their comic talents, especially Cedric the Entertainer in a great role of barbershop's sage...
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
December 8, 2002
Much like how its employees and patrons don't want to see the barbershop close, once one has become acquainted with these people and this place, one may not want Barbershop to end.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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