Beauty Shop
Beauty Shop (2005)

While the men of Barbershop and Barbershop 2 have plenty to mouth off about, they may have met their match in the female staff and clientele of a nearby beauty shop. Directed by Bille Woodruff, Beauty Shop revolves around these women led by… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: March 30, 2005
DVD Release Date: August 23, 2005
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite a strong performance by Queen Latifah, Beauty Shop is in need of some style pointers.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

As in the other two movies, the plot is a thin cardboard box carrying an assortment of observational doughnuts.

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Joe Leydon

Feel-good entertainment that is no less enjoyable for being somewhat predictable.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

So-so movie with great cast pushes PG-13 limits.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

I thought this was too much like the pilot for a sitcom.

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

It's a bouncy, funny picture that I enjoyed -- one that mostly eludes the perils of sequelitis and spinoff-itis, a lusty comedy about the importance of looking good and getting the right scissors in the right hands.

Cole Smithey

Take one part "Barbershop," one part Queen Latifah, sprinkle in a tablespoon of 'you-go-girl' and stir to get the confection of "Beauty Shop."

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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly

Its lackluster efforts to be raunchily topical about issues of race, class and sexuality leave its talented cast stranded without a paddle.

Jennifer Frey
Washington Post

Latifah is, well, Latifah playing herself -- funny, brash, smart, likable and not willing to take any garbage from anyone.

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Kam Williams
Princeton Town Topics

This bottom-feeder's sophomoric, locker room approach to black-white, gay-straight, and male-female issues cannot be undone by a saccharine storybook ending.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Dead Angel
This movie was funny and really entertaining. I'm really liking Queen Latifah. Her attitude is just awesome.
KJ Proulx
WEAK! WEAK! WEAK! Come on, you call this a good movie, it's total rip-off of the exactly same movie, barber shop!
Chris Garman
OK, so what's the plot? A hair stylist (Queen Latifah) walks out on her boss (Kevin Bacon). Boss doesn't think she'll make it. She makes it while… More
Rachel F
One of my favorites. Kevin Spacey is so funny in this movie and Queen Latifah is great as usual.
Richard C
Deb S
Gina (Queen Latifah) plays a sassy hairstylist whiz who feels under-appreciated by her arrogant racist boss, Jorge who wants to steal credit for her work. A… More