Hair Show (2004) - Rotten Tomatoes

Hair Show (2004)



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Blood may be thicker than water, but it doesn't hold a candle to hairspray, as we learn in this urban comedy. Angela (Kellita Smith) is a successful hairdresser who operates her own salon based in Los Angeles. One day, Angela gets an unexpected visit from her sister Peaches (Mo'Nique), who runs a beauty shop of her own in Baltimore. The family reunion turns out to not be as happy as Angela may have hoped -- Peaches is trying to stay a step ahead of IRS agents who want to collect 50,000 dollars in back taxes, while also avoiding Marcella (Gina Torres), a fellow hair stylist who wants to take over Peaches' shop. Despite their differences, Angela and Peaches join forces in hopes of finding a way to get the bill paid and take Marcella out of the picture.


as Peaches
Gina Torres
as Marcella
Joe Torry
as Brian
Tommy "Tiny" Lister
as Agent Little
as Cabbie
Tom Virtue
as Agent Scott
Bruce Bruce
as Lime Pimp
James Avery
as Seymour Gold
Serena Williams
as Agent Ross
John Salley
as Himself
Alex Avant
as Officer Banks
David Haines
as Police Officer #1
Susan Leslie
as Mother #2
Sarah Lilly
as Jan (Secretary)
Joyful M'Chelle
as Stephanie Cole
Adimu Colon
as Rasta M.C.
Melanie Comarcho
as Gold-teeth Girl
as Dark Gable
Nicole Pano
as Woman Driver
Jerome Barnes
as Comic #1
Gary Johnson
as Comic #2
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Critic Reviews for Hair Show

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (8)

The story here, by Andrea Wiley, Sherri A. McGee and Devon Gregory, is slapped together with such poorly drawn stereotypes and lapses in logic as to provoke not shaking bellies but shaking heads.

November 4, 2004
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

An anemic sitcomsitcom pilot dragged out to an excruciating 108-minute running time.

October 21, 2004 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The plot is slender but serviceable, and under Leslie Small's attentive direction, not only do Mo'Nique and Smith excel, but those playing salon staffers -- Taraji Henson, Keiko Agena, Cee Cee Michaela et al -- also make lively impressions.

October 20, 2004 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

A predictable urban comedy set mostly in a chichi Beverly Hills beauty salon, Hair Show is a female-oriented Barber Shop -- minus the steady humor and pointed social commentary.

October 15, 2004 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
New York Daily News
Top Critic

The story is so slight, a low-wattage hair dryer could blow it away.

October 15, 2004 | Rating: 1.5/4
New York Post
Top Critic

A Baltimore hairstylist takes refuge, and umbrage, in her buppie sister's Los Angeles salon in this sputtering star vehicle for the comedian Mo'Nique.

October 14, 2004 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…
New York Times
Top Critic

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