75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
lLght and likable - a low-budget "Steel Magnolias" without pretense.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
The diversity of the Beauty Shop ensemble is a large part of what makes it so much fun to watch;
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75

Premiere

By Kevin Allison
For the most part, what it aims to do-amuse and uplift-it does wonderfully.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
At its warmhearted center, Beauty Shop is a workshop in how to walk around like Oprah with a feeling of confidence and entitlement.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The beauty of the "Shop" movies is that they provide a stage for lively characters.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Formulaic but extremely good-natured comedy.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The plot progression can be guessed early on, but the film is more about humor and heart than a clever story.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's a boisterous and amiable movie but not, in the end, a very funny one.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Plays like a pilot for a TV sitcom. It sets up enough story threads for an entire season yet nothing much actually happens during the 105-minute running time.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
The story and humor are so tame the movie barely merits No More Tears.
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53 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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