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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… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 17%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"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."
‑ Robert Dominguez, New York Daily News
"Coiffure competition at center of sibling rivalry comedy!"
‑ Kam Williams, Black Talent News
"What this rehash desperately needs is some real style, but even an industrial-strength can of hair spray can't keep it from coming undone."
‑ Angel Cohn, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"An anemic sitcomsitcom pilot dragged out to an excruciating 108-minute running time."
‑ Scott Foundas, Variety
"The story is so slight, a low-wattage hair dryer could blow it away."
‑ Megan Lehmann, New York Post
"stars Mo'nique, who's both fatter and sassier than [Queen] Latifah, but alas, not a whole lot funnier."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"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."
‑ Kevin Crust, Los Angeles Times
"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."
‑ Ned Martel, New York Times
"This chop shop is a tad shabby."
‑ , E! Online
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