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Barbershop 2: Back in Business Reviews

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September 30, 2010
Great message delivered in an edgy hip-hop movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 29, 2009
Manages to throw away everything that made the first film so good.
March 27, 2009
Provides enough solid, character-based amusement to put customers in the chairs and send them out content with services rendered.
October 18, 2008
It's the kind of set-piece ensemble that has proven immensely successful as a sitcom formula but tends to struggle to meet the demands of a movie.
April 25, 2007
Schoolyard jokes about religious faiths, genetic traits, and sexuality which only work if you enjoy laughing at people because they are darker-skinned, or curlier-haired, or perverted, or have emigrated from another continent.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 26, 2006
Inane banter soon takes over and is not helped by an unlikely, flashback-heavy subplot about Eddie (Cedric the Entertainer) and a lost love.
December 6, 2005
It ain't high art, but it is a fun flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 7, 2004
Barbershop 2 is a weak, too rarely humorous, too long bore.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
May 14, 2004
The banter is tighter and funnier, and Calvin's musings on the importance of community seem more heartfelt.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 20, 2004
This smart, feisty comedy is still ghetto-fabulous enough to make you laugh until your short, back and sides ache.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 17, 2004
A direct hit on Jesse Jackson.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 7, 2004
Both films are flawed and unfocused. Both have thin plots that must rely on even thinner back-stories to flesh out a feature length film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 24, 2004
The gist of this film can be summed in one short phrase: 'Sorry. My bad.'
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March 16, 2004
Barbershop 2 achieves what most sequels can only wish for: it's actually much better than the original film.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 24, 2004
This likable, lackadaisical comedy proves more focused than the first film yet lacks much of its comic bite.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
February 24, 2004
They need to find the edgy magic that they had with the first blockbuster.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 24, 2004
Tries hard, but the routine feels a little too familiar. It's like getting a trim when what you really need is a new style.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 21, 2004
Yet another sleeper hit becomes a cynical franchise. I guess 'Nappy-Cutz' wins after all.
February 21, 2004
Barbershop 2 works best when its characters are being funny and fighting with each other or lambasting pop-culture blemishes ...
Full Review | Original Score: B-
February 16, 2004
The seriousness with which Barbershop II treats its political conscience offers an unexpected weight to what's essentially a big screen sitcom.
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