Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 28
  2. Negative: 3 out of 28
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  1. The script is full of brassy lines.
  2. 75
    The beauty of the "Shop" movies is that they provide a stage for lively characters.
  3. lLght and likable - a low-budget "Steel Magnolias" without pretense.
  4. The diversity of the Beauty Shop ensemble is a large part of what makes it so much fun to watch;
  5. At its warmhearted center, Beauty Shop is a workshop in how to walk around like Oprah with a feeling of confidence and entitlement.
  6. Reviewed by: Kevin Allison
    75
    For the most part, what it aims to do-amuse and uplift-it does wonderfully.
  7. Beauty Shop extends the popular "Barbershop" franchise to Atlanta and provides a sassy feminine counterpart to its cozy men's-club vibe.
  8. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    70
    A sunny and sassy comedy that somehow manages to breathe fresh life into familiar stereotypes and stock situations.
  9. For all the vivid, amusing characters that surround Gina, Beauty Shop rightly belongs to Latifah, who comes into her own as a star and an actress in this film.
  10. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    63
    The plot progression can be guessed early on, but the film is more about humor and heart than a clever story.
  11. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    63
    Formulaic but extremely good-natured comedy.
  12. 63
    A cut above what you'd expect from the spinoff of a sequel.
  13. 63
    Has nothing new to say, but it has a lot of fun covering the same old territory.
User Score
5.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 5 out of 12
  1. Dec 19, 2012
    4
    This is just another attempt by Queen Latifah to make a funny movie, she definitely performs good in secondary roles but I have never seen anyThis is just another attempt by Queen Latifah to make a funny movie, she definitely performs good in secondary roles but I have never seen any good movie where she is the staring actress. Average. Full Review »
  2. Sam
    Jul 10, 2006
    6
    Predictable, corny, sometimes wooden, but always interesting comedy-drama.
  3. dudek.
    Dec 20, 2005
    2
    Just don't watch. It's that simple. Terrible script. It makes it so abysmal to the point were there's no point to watch. Take Just don't watch. It's that simple. Terrible script. It makes it so abysmal to the point were there's no point to watch. Take it at your own risk. Full Review »