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Barbershop 2: Back in Business Reviews

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April 17, 2004
A direct hit on Jesse Jackson.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 6, 2004
The first film arrived with freshness and an unexpected zing, but this one seems too content to follow in its footsteps.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 6, 2004
Too often we're locked out of the barbershop and stuck in a bad movie, our faces pressed up desperately against the window.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 24, 2004
They need to find the edgy magic that they had with the first blockbuster.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 14, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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
February 10, 2004
You get the feeling the screenwriter is scraping around inside a mine that wasn't meant to be visited more than once.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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
April 29, 2009
Manages to throw away everything that made the first film so good.
February 5, 2004
There is never a single moment where it manages to justify its existence as anything other than a soulless cash-in enterprise.
February 5, 2004
The pointed, no-taboos banter that was the soul of Barbershop gets the short shrift in this entertaining but too-cursory sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 7, 2004
[Fumbles] around with what had been a winning cast of characters, reducing their living, breathing relationships to a series of exchanges of cheap insults.
February 5, 2004
This time around, the razors are a little duller, the clicks not as slick, the patter not as snappy.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 5, 2004
The concept has eroded from pleasant surprise to charmless franchise, which is ironic, considering that the plot of the second film involves competition from cookie-cutter corporate invaders.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
February 5, 2004
A movie featuring Ice Cube bellowing 'No more profanity!' and meaning it should produce a lot more laughs than this intermittently amusing sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 6, 2004
There's no question Eddie was the chief asset of the first film, and sequels are required by law to exploit the original's strengths. But the filmmakers have misread Eddie's appeal.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 6, 2004
A dutiful mood -- call it sequelitis -- has descended on the place.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 6, 2004
As fragmented and heavy-handed as the first installment was smart, funny and, yes, at times unexpectedly sweet.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 14, 2004
This sequel is overstaffed with a cast that's underserved by Don D. Scott's schematic script and Kevin Rodney Sullivan's crude direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 8, 2004
Perhaps if the movie had been funnier, it would've been easier to overlook the bizarre dramatic interludes...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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