The Salon

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  • Summary: An irreverent, sassy and heart-warming film for the entire family, the Salon stars Vivica A. Fox as the inheritor of a neighborhood beauty salon. (20th Century Fox)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 15
  2. Negative: 9 out of 15
  1. 63
    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.
  2. Despite all the stock characters and scenarios, Fox and company manage to bring things to life. And cut some hair.
  3. Reviewed by: Sid Smith
    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.
  4. 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.
  5. Save the price of admission to this dull retread and go have your hair done.
  6. Reviewed by: Julia Wallace
    Where's Al Sharpton's decency parade when you need it?
  7. 0
    A feeble dramedy about a Baltimore beauty shop where someone should come in to sweep up the clich├ęs.

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