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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
March 27, 2009
Provides enough solid, character-based amusement to put customers in the chairs and send them out content with services rendered.
December 6, 2005
It ain't high art, but it is a fun flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
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 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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February 14, 2004
It's like going back home for a visit.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
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
February 13, 2004
[A]s funny as the original.
February 13, 2004
An appreciation of ritual and exchange, a generosity of spirit.
February 12, 2004
Funky good vibes permeate this soulful follow-up to Ice Cube's 2002 surprise success.
| Original Score: 3/4
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
February 12, 2004
...succeeds adequately enough at the lower expectations it establishes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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+
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
February 11, 2004
This return visit to Calvin's Barbershop is like settling back in with old friends.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
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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