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  Barbershop (2002)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Crew or equipment visible: While Calvin is setting up the studio equipment in his basement, Jennifer's shadow can be seen as she waits at the bottom of the stairs for her cue.
This tale of a day in the life of an African-American barbershop is a mixture of a feel good Do The Right Thing and a laid back version of Friday(Ice Cube's other feature)rolled into one.
Ice Cube himself is a brillant musician,but sometimes he does turned out grand performances in his movies as an actor(case in point his breakthrough performance in John Singleton's 1991 Oscar nominated flick Boyz In The Hood).
www.imdb.com /title/tt0303714   (508 words)

  MovieContests.com » Barbershop 2 » Movie Review
The original Barbershop was a surprise hit for MGM back in 2002 as it was a small genre film with a minimal budget.
Barbershop 2 is more of the same and exactly what fans of the first film are looking for.
Having not seen the first movie, I was a bit concerned about being able to pick up the story, but luckily the second film does give some background information that makes it more accessible for first timers.
www.canadamovies.net /reviews/barbershop2.html   (1240 words)

 Lee's Movie Info - Barbershop Review
Here's a movie that manages to entertain its audience with laughs and enjoyable tones, throwing in dramatic issues, interesting characters, great performances, and a theme/message that is one of the most heartfelt ones I've run across this year.
Barbershop could have just been just another one of those enjoyable Saturday night movies to get your laugh flow from and an overall entertaining time, but the script allows it to drive past your typical "feel-good" movie.
The plot of Barbershop is fairly simple, yet the story itself unfolds into a very intriguing and addictive situation-after-situation, as we are taking front-row seats into the dilemmas of the faces on-screen and desire to find out the solutions to the problems because everyone is three-dimensional; they are just like us.
www.leesmovieinfo.net /Article.php?a=60   (803 words)

 Movie Review - Barbershop   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Barbershop is the story of a small business owner trying to make it in the world who finds he's already sitting on the biggest treasure in the neighborhood.
From the first preview I saw, I knew Barbershop was a movie I had to see, and the previews didn’t lie.
The movie was funny from start to finish with a good story in between.
www.livingonthenet.com /Movies/Barbershop.htm   (318 words)

 BarberShop - Cranky Critic® Movie Reviews
The advertising for BarberShop proudly plugs the film as being from the producers of Soul Food, which is as good a place to start as any.
BarberShop also tends to meander and run a wee bit longer than it probably should and is just a shade less accessible than Soul Food.
The comedy of BarberShop ranges from genial to hysterical and, short of a bit of slang or a music reference here or there, there is nothing inherently difficult about the first hour, give or take, but great googly-moogly there is a ton of it to wade through.
www.crankycritic.com /archive02/barbershop.html   (734 words)

 Barbershop - Movie Rental Review
BARBERSHOP is an unassuming ensemble comedy with a surprisingly gentle and heartfelt center.
The barbershop plays a central role in the life of the community, a place where people gather to exchange news and views and just enjoy one another's company.
Ultimately, he learns that the barbershop is something he will want to pass on to his forthcoming child as it was passed on to him.
www.commonsensemedia.org /movie-reviews/Barbershop.html   (858 words)

 Barbershop - a Movie Review of The Phantom Tollbooth
Furthermore, the barbershop is saddled with so much debt that he's contemplating selling it to a local loan shark who wants to turn it into a "gentleman's club."
But once we see the barbershop, we recognize its importance not only to the community but to Calvin and his fellow barbers.
The movie has been marketed as a comedy, and it is genuinely funny.
www.tollbooth.org /2002/movies/barbershop.html   (659 words)

 The Mountain Times - Movies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The movie is good but could have been a lot better if the directors had dropped some of the juvenile “big ass” jokes and kept the action inside the friendly confines of the Chicago neighborhood barbershop.
The heart and soul of Barbershop is in the relationships between all the characters.
The one scene near the end of the movie of Jimmy having his hair cut by the lone white stylist in the shop is well shot and truly fascinating for people not familiar with the techniques.
www.mountaintimes.com /movies/reviews/barbershop.php3   (666 words)

 Movie Review - Barbershop 2 - www.ericdsnider.com - The Official Website of Eric D. Snider   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The charm of "Barbershop" (2002) was the casual conversation among its characters, the way the dialogue established rapport, brotherhood and community while being funny at the same time.
Basically, unless you've recently watched "Barbershop," you won't remember these characters or their connections to each other, but the sequel expects you to anyway.
And so it is fitfully amusing, buoyed a bit by a charismatic supporting performance by Queen Latifah, weighed down a bit by a typically sour-faced and dull performance by Ice Cube, all of it less interesting and less entertaining than it ought to have been.
www.ericdsnider.com /movies/barbershop-2   (489 words)

 Barbershop - Review - Moviefone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The movie has mature material, including references to adultery and some strong language, including the n-word.
Parents should know that the comments are made by one character and objected to by the other characters, and they may spark the interest of younger viewers to learn more about the people they have heard about in school.
There is a kind of music to their conversations, now a lullaby, now a march, now a requiem, now hip-hop, and they play with one another like members of an orchestra.
movies.aol.com /movie/barbershop/12002/reviews?date=20021015   (523 words)

 Ice Cube: Barbershop 2 - Movie
The plot wasn't as strong as Barbershop 1 and the cast was off their game except for Ice Cube and Cedric The Entertainer.
After saving the barbershop in the original movie, there is a new crisis in this sequel as a super fancy mega hairstyling shop which is part of a chain is opening across the street.
"Barbershop 2" is a good movie, but no it does not live up to the standard set by "Barbershop." Unfortunately, the film is filled with problems.
www.superiorpics.com /ice_cube/movie/2004_barbershop_2.html   (1159 words)

 BarberShop Movie Review at Hollywood Video
Barbershop may not be as cutting-edge as Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop was, but it's still sharp most of the time.
He wife, who recognizes the barbershop for the community landmark that it is, skedaddles her husband off to work.
The barbershop is used as a classroom, lecture hall, community center, and dance hall: It means everything to the souls who dwell within.
www.hollywoodvideo.com /movies/movie.aspx?MID=135968   (1848 words)

 KidScore Movie Reviews Barbershop   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
His real work is at a barbershop that he inherited from his father, but he can’t make enough money for his family to live the life that he dreams.
Linda has been a lover of movies since she was a small child.
Linda sees over 150 movies a year and has had the opportunity to interview a number of directors and actors when they are in town.
www.mediafamily.org /kidscore/movies_barbershop.shtml   (430 words)

 Barbershop (2002) Movie Review by Lynda Lin at The Movie Insider
Calvin's (Ice Cube) barbershop is an old slice of Americana in the middle of the urban decay of Southside Chicago.
He walks into his barbershop, lamenting another dream deferred, looking at the mural painting of his late father on the wall before picking up the phone to call the loan shark.
Barbershop does follow in revelatory tradition of the Christmas classic, but thank goodness the plot does not involve friends and patrons of Calvin pitching money into a pot to save the day.
www.themovieinsider.com /mr149-barbershop-movie-review.html   (886 words)

 Barbershop (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Barbershop is a motion picture directed by Tim Story, produced by State Street Pictures, and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on September 13, 2002.
Notable for being one of the most successful movies ever to have been directed by an African American, Barbershop also proved to be a star-making vehicle for acting newcomers Eve and Michael Ealy, and provided Ice Cube with a character different from the tough thugs he was so often called upon to portray in movies.
Produced on a budget of only $12 million, Barbershop, with a story by Mark Brown and a screenplay by Brown, Marshall Todd, and Don D. Scott, was filmed in Chicago during the winter of 2002.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Barbershop_(movie)   (1403 words)

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