Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Despite all the stock characters and scenarios, Fox and company manage to bring things to life. And cut some hair.
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Though rooted in broad stereotypes and sassy platitudes, the film's feisty cast and generally sunny outlook make for warm and reassuring comfort viewing, the equivalent of a straight-from-the-box dish of mac and cheese.
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Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
The movie includes a few good one-liners, but that's really all it is -- a forum for putdowns and sassy dialogues.
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Chicago Tribune

The main problem with the movie is the by now shopworn nature of its setting. Been there, snipped it. Though dating from venerable material, The Salon turns out to be one haircut too many.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Adapted from a years-old stage play, The Salon, Mark Brown's stilted, sista-centric answer to "Barbershop," definitely shows its roots. And despite a few highlights, the overall effect is not pretty.
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The Hollywood Reporter

A cut below its predecessors.
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The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
A tiresome blend of overacting and underwriting, The Salon moves from one predictable conversation to another -- the lack of available black men, the wondrousness of Bill Clinton -- without originality or comic rhythm.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Save the price of admission to this dull retread and go have your hair done.
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Film Threat

By Pete Vonder Haar
It isn't as if any of the actors do an especially bad job or anything – Fox is capable enough as the lead, and Whitley and Wilson especially carry themselves quite well – but you can't help asking yourself, what's the point? Are there that many more broad topics in need of shallow examination by a Hollywood studio picture?
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
A feeble dramedy about a Baltimore beauty shop where someone should come in to sweep up the clichés.
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26 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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