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Mixed or average reviews- based on 18 Ratings

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  • Summary: When Gina (Queen Latifah) gets fed up with her egotistical boss (Bacon) and buys a rundown salon, she inherits a motley group of headstrong stylists, a colorful clientele, and a sexy electrician (Hounsou). It's a rocky road to fulfilling her dreams, but you can't keep a good woman down. (MGM)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 28
  2. Negative: 3 out of 28
  1. The script is full of brassy lines.
  2. The diversity of the Beauty Shop ensemble is a large part of what makes it so much fun to watch;
  3. Beauty Shop extends the popular "Barbershop" franchise to Atlanta and provides a sassy feminine counterpart to its cozy men's-club vibe.
  4. Reviewed by: Anna Smith
    60
    This has the power to unite a female audience ready and willing to overlook its supposed weaknesses.
  5. 50
    Beauty Shop's shtick gets old and tired pretty quickly, but a breezy tone and air of easygoing likeability carry it a long way.
  6. Reviewed by: Jennifer Frey
    50
    Mildly amusing and occasionally laugh-out-loud funny, with much of its humor playing off foolish white folks and gay stereotypes.
  7. 30
    The script is painfully underbaked, and director Bille Woodruff (Honey) continues to raise a question: How can someone from a music-video background have absolutely no sense of rhythm, timing or pacing?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 5 out of 12
  1. LakeshiaB.
    Sep 26, 2005
    7
    Nice cast. Touching moments. Funny parts. But when the shop got broken into...That didn't do it for me.
  2. Sam
    Jul 10, 2006
    6
    Predictable, corny, sometimes wooden, but always interesting comedy-drama.
  3. 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. Expand
  4. 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. Expand
  5. Andrew
    Sep 20, 2005
    0
    One word..... terrible.

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