The Salon
The Salon (2007)

The proprietor of a beauty salon that serves as the one remaining thread that ties her community together finds her last bastion of unity threatened by eminent domain in Barbershop director Mark Brown's adaptation of Shelly… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: August 7, 2007
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65%


Critic Score: 12% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Having been delayed several years, The Salon's pop culture references are stale and its story and characters were better done in the Barbershop series.

Tasha Robinson
AV Club

At least Norbit tried to come up with fresh new awfulness instead of idling in these familiar old ruts.

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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger

The best scenes in Barbershop featured incisive discussions of current events. Here, the closest brush with topicality is a reference to Eddie Griffin.

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Paul Chambers
CNNRadio

Gosh, what a terrible movie. Stereotypes galore, and the humor falls flat. Paul Chambers, CNN.

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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

After scripting both Barbershops, writer-director Mark Brown appears to have exhausted his ability to create new and interesting characters to inhabit The Salon.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

A feeble dramedy about a Baltimore beauty shop where someone should come in to sweep up the clichés.

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Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media

Like a third-rate Beauty Shop. Skip it.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Despite all the stock characters and scenarios, Fox and company manage to bring things to life. And cut some hair.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Given that Brown wrote the significantly superior Barbershop, he should know that when you make a socially conscious comedy, you've got to weave in plenty of wit alongside the wisdom.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Vivica A. Fox proves to be a warm and appealing anchor for sometimes sitcom-level silliness.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Leo L
Crazy funny!