Barbershop 2: Back in Business
Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)

Kevin Rodney Sullivan steps in to direct the urban comedy sequel Barbershop 2: Back in Business. The whole gang -- Eddie (Cedric the Entertainer), Jimmy James (Sean Patrick Thomas), Terri (Eve), Isaac (Troy Garity), Ricky (Michael Ealy),… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: January 20, 2004
DVD Release Date: June 29, 2004
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The humor is less sharp and more warm-hearted this time around, and the characters are enjoyable to revisit.

Todd McCarthy

Provides enough solid, character-based amusement to put customers in the chairs and send them out content with services rendered.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

[A]s funny as the original.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Great message delivered in an edgy hip-hop movie.

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Anna Smith
Time Out

Inane banter soon takes over and is not helped by an unlikely, flashback-heavy subplot about Eddie (Cedric the Entertainer) and a lost love.

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Charles Taylor

Like going out for a bad meal with a group of people you love being with. You're happy to be in their company; you just wish you didn't leave feeling hungry.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Manages to throw away everything that made the first film so good.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

This sequel is overstaffed with a cast that's underserved by Don D. Scott's schematic script and Kevin Rodney Sullivan's crude direction.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Heartstrings will be tugged and ribs tickled, particularly thanks to Cedric the Entertainer.

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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

It's the kind of set-piece ensemble that has proven immensely successful as a sitcom formula but tends to struggle to meet the demands of a movie.

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Not as good as the others but this is far better.
Khris N
A sequel as good as the first. The Barbershop movies are instant classics - and the second installment is just as fast and funny as the first - throwing in… More
Eugene Bernabe
It may not be as hearty as the first but the film is still good regardless. Barbershop 2: Back in Business brings even more humor and melodrama to keep… More
Fascade Fiveoneeight
As funny as the first one. A must see... Ice Cube is proving himself as a director. Tackling issues community issues. An interesting ensemble of actors that are… More
James Alvarez
Not nearly as good as the first one.
Remi Logan
Not as good as the original, but I still loved it. Plus my girl Queen Latifah got to put Cedric Entertainer in his place! "Wadin' in the water!"… More