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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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  1. Positive: 13 out of 28
  2. Negative: 3 out of 28
  1. 75
    The beauty of the "Shop" movies is that they provide a stage for lively characters.
  2. At its warmhearted center, Beauty Shop is a workshop in how to walk around like Oprah with a feeling of confidence and entitlement.
  3. 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.
  4. 60
    As in the other two movies, the plot is a thin cardboard box used to carry an assortment of observational doughnuts--in this case, estrogen-fueled shop talk about race, men, and the politics of looking good.
  5. The story and humor are so tame the movie barely merits No More Tears.
  6. 50
    Breezy, sporadically funny.
  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
    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
    Predictable, corny, sometimes wooden, but always interesting comedy-drama.
  3. Dec 19, 2012
    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 any good movie where she is the staring actress. Average. Collapse
  4. dudek.
    Dec 20, 2005
    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
    One word..... terrible.

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