Barbershop Reviews

July 25, 2019
Barbershop is a perfectly-executed example of a simple formula.
September 30, 2010
Charming urban comedy for teens.
March 23, 2010
Some of the verbal jousts are hot, and a Laurel and Hardy routine involving a stolen ATM is fitfully hilarious, but this reminds me of a pilot for a cable sitcom.
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.
October 18, 2008
The problem with Barbershop is that it tries too hard to be too many things.
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.
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 13, 2004
...has the makings of a long-running franchise, but one that just doesn't cut it as a crossover hit.
February 8, 2004
[Ice] Cube proves that he can be incredibly charismatic performer when he's not glowering at people.
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.
October 25, 2003
One of the best entrants in the fast-growing urban comedy genre.
June 19, 2003
May 20, 2003
Clip off a little rehashed material here, trim a few unneeded characters there, and what you have left is sheer entertainment.
April 23, 2003
The script really should have been given a trim, as it tries to cram in so many characters that few are given the time and space to develop.
March 25, 2003
The comedy is less than razor sharp.
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.
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.
February 8, 2003
Barbershop is for the most part a funny, thought-provoking, and well-performed film that deserves to be seen.