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      Barbershop 2: Back in Business

      PG-13 Released Jan 20, 2004 1h 46m Comedy List
      69% Tomatometer 127 Reviews 48% Audience Score 50,000+ Ratings This sequel to the 2002 film returns to the Chicago barbershop owned by Calvin Palmer Jr. (Ice Cube). His employees -- Isaac (Troy Garity), Terri (Eve), Ricky (Michael Ealy), Dinka (Leonard Earl Howze) and Kenard -- have their own personal and workplace problems, and a new barbershop called Nappy Cutz has moved in across the street. As Calvin tries to change the character of his business, Nappy Cutz and gentrification become a threat to the surrounding community. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      The humor is less sharp and more warm-hearted this time around, and the characters are enjoyable to revisit.

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      Nell Minow Common Sense Media Great message delivered in an edgy hip-hop movie. Rated: 4/5 Sep 30, 2010 Full Review Todd McCarthy Variety Provides enough solid, character-based amusement to put customers in the chairs and send them out content with services rendered. Mar 27, 2009 Full Review Anna Smith Time Out Inane banter soon takes over and is not helped by an unlikely, flashback-heavy subplot about Eddie (Cedric the Entertainer) and a lost love. Jan 26, 2006 Full Review Micheal Compton Bowling Green Daily News Should have been subtitled Going Through the Motions. This is a pale imitation that never takes off and never really seems to mind. Rated: C Nov 16, 2019 Full Review Felix Vasquez Jr. Cinema Crazed Manages to throw away everything that made the first film so good. Apr 29, 2009 Full Review Urban Cinefile Critics Urban Cinefile It's the kind of set-piece ensemble that has proven immensely successful as a sitcom formula but tends to struggle to meet the demands of a movie. Oct 18, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Daniel M Not as good as the original, but still very enjoyable. The story was good and had some good additions of likable characters. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/02/23 Full Review Audience Member I really really like it Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/22/21 Full Review Audience Member The funniest sequel ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Heitor P Although it is even fun thanks to the charming cast, their messages are now less attractive, generating slightly unnecessary flashbacks and less funny jokes. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 06/30/23 Full Review Audience Member An attempt to capture the magic of the original that brings little new to the table. Imagine the second episode of a sitcom. Barbershop 2's plot is almost the exact same as the original. Minus the extra comedic relief characters. The original cast is here and is the most enjoyable part of the film. Yet, it's nothing groundbreaking. Kenan Thompson's character adds nothing to the film and felt a bit shooed in. Not to mention the subplots which add little to the film and the overarching story. Wouldn't recommend unless you LOVED the first one and insistent on seeing another. 2.5/5. A bit long and forgettable. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member It was funny good times and great fun. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis This sequel to the 2002 film returns to the Chicago barbershop owned by Calvin Palmer Jr. (Ice Cube). His employees -- Isaac (Troy Garity), Terri (Eve), Ricky (Michael Ealy), Dinka (Leonard Earl Howze) and Kenard -- have their own personal and workplace problems, and a new barbershop called Nappy Cutz has moved in across the street. As Calvin tries to change the character of his business, Nappy Cutz and gentrification become a threat to the surrounding community.
      Director
      Kevin Rodney Sullivan
      Producer
      Robert Teitel, George Tillman Jr., Alex Gartner
      Screenwriter
      Don D. Scott
      Distributor
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
      Production Co
      Cubevision, State Street Pictures, Metro Goldwyn Mayer
      Rating
      PG-13 (Language|Brief Drug References|Sexual Material)
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jan 20, 2004, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 29, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $65.0M
      Runtime
      1h 46m
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Dolby SRD, DTS, SDDS
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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