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Barbershop Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    66

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Genial but largely predictable ensemble comedy.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    The mixed-up rhythms of the story rescue Barbershop from bland goodness.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    There is a kind of music to their conversations, now a lullaby, now a march, now a requiem, now hip-hop, and they play with one another like members of an orchestra. The movie's so good to listen to, it would even work as an audio book.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Why, in our drum-thumping, ritually trumpeting time, did so little fanfare precede the opening of a movie with so much to recommend it? This is grand entertainment.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 13+

Charming urban comedy for teens.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has mature material, including references to adultery and some strong language, including the N-word. Some comments about early civil rights leaders have been very controversial, even prompting calls that they be edited out of the movie. Parents should know that the comments are made by one character and objected to by the other characters, and they may spark the interest of younger viewers to learn more about the people they have heard about in school.

  • Families can talk about the places that serve as the center of their own communities. Where do people go to see each other and find out what is going on? Where do people go when they need a second chance? Where do they go to hang out and talk about whatever comes into their minds? What do you think about the way everyone treated Isaac? Was it fair? Why did he want to be there when no one seemed to want him? Why do you think people who heard about the movie got so upset over Eddie's comments?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Not an issue

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: Comic violence.

  • sex false0

    Sex: Mild sexual references and situations.

  • language false3

    Language: Some strong language for a PG-13, including the N-word.

  • consumerism false3

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Brief drug references.

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