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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. Despite all the stock characters and scenarios, Fox and company manage to bring things to life. And cut some hair.
  2. 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.
  3. Reviewed by: Sid Smith
    50
    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 romance between Fox and the attorney trying to force her out (Darrin Henson) taxes belief and leads to a sappy ending that doesn't come soon enough.
  5. Save the price of admission to this dull retread and go have your hair done.
  6. 20
    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 especially carry themselves quite well – but you can't help asking yourself, what's the point? Are there that many more broad topics in need of shallow examination by a Hollywood studio picture?
  7. 0
    A feeble dramedy about a Baltimore beauty shop where someone should come in to sweep up the clichés.

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