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  • Summary: Men from beard-and-mustache clubs across the country compete for the right to represent the United States at the World Competition in Norway in this self-described docu-comedy.
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Reality, Game Show
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Clark Collis
    Aug 5, 2011
    91
    This reality show tracks, with admirable and hilarious straight-facedness, the follicularly oriented infighting that plagues Beard Team USA (a name I will never tire of writing), as well as their attempt to dethrone the presumably more regimented Germans as planet Earth's top whisker warriors.
  2. Reviewed by: David Knowles
    Aug 4, 2011
    70
    Although that dictum doesn't fill Whisker Wars with Deadliest Catch levels of dramatic tension, this detour into the world of competitive bearding is worth a gander or two.
  3. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    Aug 5, 2011
    67
    If it wasn't a docucomedy, it would just be dull.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Aug 5, 2011
    50
    We get a glimpse of some intriguing characters that we don't, however, quite come to know--not in the episodes I've seen, anyway--because we are being pelted the whole time with exposition and explanation. We're rarely allowed just to look or listen in or to think for ourselves.
  5. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Aug 4, 2011
    40
    Whisker Wars gives a few glimpses into the care regimen of these mens' beards but fails to ask or answer an essential question: Why do they bother?
  6. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Aug 5, 2011
    40
    There's no time for anthropology, psychology or cultural criticism. Whisker Wars, it seems, is no different from those shows about extreme couponers or the woman who eats the stuffing out of sofa cushions.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Sep 16, 2011
    10
    Working to dispel the contradictory notion that men look more like men when shaven, Whisker Wars smacks pop culture across its baby soft face. Long believed to symbolize potency and vigor (things lost in our era of metrosexuality), beards remind the world that we are not women or children. Whisker Wars provides the children with role models of what men should look like, and we should celebrate the show as such. Expand