The Salon Synopsis
The owner (Vivica A. Fox) of a beauty salon deals with squabbling employees.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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The Salon

By cmoore7
I was very interested in the movie because of the actors, but it was TOO predictable. You knew what was going to happen next. I was tempted to walk out early on, but I finally did. I didn't remain...

Great Cast = Great Time!

By starbucks_queen
Loved it! To me, this subject never gets old when you have a hilarious cast, cute boys (love Darrin Henson!) and a great message. Worth the watch - taking my mom and the aunts to see it for mother's...

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By gretaloney
We are not able to attend this movie on the scheduled night. Can the coupon tickets be used at another time.?...


By aunipoo
i luved da movie i thought it waz gon be borin by da look of da cover but i enjoyed it i cant wait till it come out im gon make sure i get da tape...

The SALON is just as ECLECTIC as any Beauty or Barber Shop Truly IS!

By JustinJ
WHAT A STRANGE TURN OF EVENTS. Extras with no speaking parts, but too much face time kept popping up throughout the entire movie, being as visible and emotionally vested as some of the main...

Good Fun

By js1251mith
Very good thnic film. Characters were funny and had heart. Kym Whitley and gay gur are hillarious!!!...

The Salon

By bigal2566
We enjoyed the acting abilities of most of the cast but the movies seemed flawed regarding its central theme. While the bonding scenes with mother and son carried a positive message there was a lot...

I enjoyed it.

By MarlonO
I definately enjoyed the movie. Entertaining film that made me laugh and i took home a smile. Reminded me of barbershop and beautyshop but still maintained some origniality. Good Movie. Take a...

Great Film

By giveit2me420
It was good to see the streets of Baltimore in the film. It was good movie. I would get it on DVD....

The Salon

By Lady Miriam
The Salon was awesome. Every woman should go and see this movie. It is a reality movie. Vivica Fox did wonderful for her first movie....

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Rated PG-13 | For crude and sexual content, language and some thematic material
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 14+ Like a third-rate Beauty Shop. Skip it.
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