Barbershop (2002)

An ensemble comedy about a day in the life of a barbershop on the south side of Chicago. It's Calvin's shop, and he inherited the struggling business from his father, but with bills to pay and a baby on the way, he sees the shop as… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: September 13, 2002
DVD Release Date: January 1, 2003
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Besides bringing on the laughs, Barbershop displays a big heart and demonstrates the value of community.

Ted Shen
Chicago Reader

Some of the verbal jousts are hot, and a Laurel and Hardy routine involving a stolen ATM is fitfully hilarious, but this reminds me of a pilot for a cable sitcom.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

The movie's heart is in the right place, which generates enough warmth to make one root for it.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Charming urban comedy for teens.

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David Germain
Associated Press

Barbershop is a cozy place to hang out for a while, even if you don't need a little off the sides.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

A flat-out hilarious ensemble comedy that probably made me laugh out loud more than any other movie this year.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A smart, clever, and well-written piece of filmmaking...

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Time Out

Perhaps because it promotes traditional values - respect women, crime doesn't pay, family comes first - the film shines in those rare scenes when it plays with received wisdom.

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Richard Harrington
Washington Post

It's a likable venture that just misses being a lovable one.

Michael Dequina

A funny, warm, immensely likable, and all-ages-appealing film centering around the importance of heritage and family.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Funny and exciting. Ice Cube is great. Solid ensemble class.
Lenny Muggsy
Pretty good joint, but was it good enough for a sequel and a spinoff? Don't curr just cut my hurr. My barber's Vietnamese so I would have liked to… More
Manu Gino
Everyone's gettin' lined up. Good Popcorn Movie! I thought Cedric the Entertainer did a great job, not only with comic lines but also in a couple of… More
KJ Proulx
Great Movie! It has tons of laughs and a great script to keep it going on all cylinders!
Eugene Bernabe
Tim Story's Barbershop is more than just a haircut. The film is a comedic, dramatic and heart-felt experience. The cast (lead by Ice Cube) were pristine in… More
Khris N
One of the best comedies of he heart. In contrast to the hilarious Friday series, Barbershop brings to life the most politically incorrect movie which is… More