• Released
  • September 13, 2002
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 42 min
  • Comedy
  • 623 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A Chicago barber (Ice Cube) tries to get his business back after selling it to a loan shark.

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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Combines big laughs, a big heart and thoroughly winning characters to become the first big surprise of the fall season.
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Why, in our drum-thumping, ritually trumpeting time, did so little fanfare precede the opening of a movie with so much to recommend it?...
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A broad, very funny, unexpectedly graceful comedy of character and community.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Best of all, and worth the price of admission, is Cedric the Entertainer.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Here, as in the "Friday" movies, the jokes are big and rude and vulgar and very funny.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
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...
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The mixed-up rhythms of the story rescue Barbershop from bland goodness.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A stage-y but likable ensemble piece.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Genial but largely predictable ensemble comedy.
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30

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Good-natured fun when it isn't stale, which is most of the time, this talky comedy set in a Chicago barber shop is a sitcom pilot disguised...
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Rated PG-13
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Charming urban comedy for teens.
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