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Barbershop 2: Back in Business Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
September 30, 2010
Great message delivered in an edgy hip-hop movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Todd McCarthy
March 27, 2009
Provides enough solid, character-based amusement to put customers in the chairs and send them out content with services rendered.
Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies
December 6, 2005
It ain't high art, but it is a fun flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Nick De Semlyen
Empire Magazine
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
Jamie Russell
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
Brian Orndorf
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
Greg Muskewitz
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-
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
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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Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
February 14, 2004
It's like going back home for a visit.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
James Rocchi
February 13, 2004
Ice Cube warms up and Cedric the Entertainer lives up to his title in this unexpectedly rich and rewarding comedy sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
February 13, 2004
[A]s funny as the original.
Cynthia Fuchs
Nitrate Online
February 13, 2004
An appreciation of ritual and exchange, a generosity of spirit.
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
February 12, 2004
Funky good vibes permeate this soulful follow-up to Ice Cube's 2002 surprise success.
| Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
February 12, 2004
Barbershop 2: Back in Business is the second episode of a big-screen sit-com. It may be three times longer, but it is also three times funnier.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 12, 2004
...succeeds adequately enough at the lower expectations it establishes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
February 11, 2004
The dialogue is dumber, the plot is weak and it is more politically correct, but it still has those same loveable characters, curmudgeons all.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
February 11, 2004
Still funny and warm, and blessed with wonderful characters, bright lines and far more perception of the human condition than you generally find in modern-American comedies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Michael Dequina
February 11, 2004
This return visit to Calvin's Barbershop is like settling back in with old friends.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Susan Granger
February 10, 2004
From the opening credits, which trace the history of black coiffure, it's a tribute to African-American culture.
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine
February 9, 2004
Thoughtful and humorous in equal measure, it's a complete and satisfying package that manages that most elusive of cinematic tricks: It delivers on its promises.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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