Barbershop 2: Back in Business Synopsis
Spend another hilarious day with the crew at Calvin's shop in the South Side of Chicago.
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Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
Barbershop 2 makes you want to know what happens next. In its own way, it's the Ivory Soap of sequels: 99 and 44/100% pure.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Smart enough to hook us with the best thing it has going: Cedric the Entertainer's gruffly uproarious and lived-in performance as Eddie.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Carla Meyer
A warmhearted and surprisingly ambitious sequel.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
He may be a barber, but by saving the community one strand at a time, Calvin is the heir apparent to populist banker George Bailey of "It's...
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Just as sharply funny and as heartwarming, yet unsentimental, as the first.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
Has a rollicking time reaching its foreseeable conclusion.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Queen Latifah, as the proprietor of the ­lady's salon next door to Calvin's, brightens things up in the brief appearances that serve...
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It’s feels like the New Puritanism (recently repped by the outcry over Janet Jackson’s "wardrobe malfunction" at the Super Bowl)...
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The material is hardly original, but the moment is affecting all the same.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Takes a dedicated and true snapshot of African-American life. But so little of its presentation is memorable. This is a haircut movie that...
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Rated PG-13 | For language, sexual material and brief drug references
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Great message delivered in an edgy hip-hop movie.
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