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      The Barber

      R 2001 1 hr. 34 min. Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 59% 500+ Ratings Audience Score A serial killer (Malcolm McDowell) who works as a barber preys on residents of an Alaskan town. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Quirky, underrated thriller with interesting characters. Malcolm McDowell is great as always. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member He'll cut more than your hair--The Barber is a cut above!! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Very good! I saw this when it came out been a while. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member When series of women are brutally killed in a wintery Alaskan town, the FB| are called in to solve the case. But is it possible that a member of the town's community knows more about the slayings then he is letting on? This is another example of how enjoyable black comedies can be when they are made well. Malcolm McDowell plays the title role with his usual quiet mania, and the rest of the small cast all play the dark humour and pathos excellently. The story is not original and has a few holes in it, but the viewer can happily wave these away as the cast all play the mix of dark humor, pathos and slight oddness excellently, and compliment the setting of the small town in the middle of nowhere perfectly. The lack of any on-screen killing and gore is no great loss, as it adds to the whole sense of "did he do it or not". The only gripe I have is the ending feels a little rushed and certain things are not explained particularly well. All in all this is a good little black comedy that had me giggling in places and I would recommend you check it out. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member A depressing experience topped off by one of the stalest lead acting performances in recent memory. That's not to say The Barber isn't good for a laugh. It's hysterically awful, and it wouldn't be unfair to suggest a real barber cut the script to shreads before they made it on set, because I'm sure they are making this shit up as they go along. Whether it's McDowell feigning a broken key or complimenting a lady's pubic region, just try to remember that somebody actually WROTE THIS! Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Malcolm McDowell should stick to playing serial killers. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Pablo Villaça Cinema em Cena Um filme to desastroso que no merece sequer o Framboesa de Ouro. Rated: 1/5 Mar 19, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis A serial killer (Malcolm McDowell) who works as a barber preys on residents of an Alaskan town.
      Director
      Micheal Bafaro
      Screenwriter
      Micheal Bafaro, Warren Low
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English