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At Theaters: 9/13/2002 On Video: 1/1/2003
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 42 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 409960
Studio: MGM Pictures
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Calvin inherited the struggling business from his deceased father but he views the shop as nothing but a burden and waste of his time. After selling the shop to a local loan shark, Calvin slowly begins to see his father's vision and legacy and struggles with the notion that he just sold it out.
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Comedy - Young adult audiences may be drawn to this film due to the young- appealing cast, but older viewers may also enjoy this warm comedy about family and heritage. There is some rough language and sexual innuendoes, but they are on the mild side. Even so, the film may not hold much appeal for children, anyway.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Ice Cube GHOSTS OF MARS, NEXT FRIDAY, THREE KINGS
Eve XXX
Anthony Anderson TWO CAN PLAY THAT GAME
Sean Patrick Thomas HALLOWEEN: RESURRECTION, SAVE THE LAST DANCE
Cedric The Entertainer SERVING SARA, THE ORIGINAL KINGS OF COMEDY
Director: Tim Story THE FIRING SQUAD
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About The Production
The Cast
Production Information
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 1 F-word, 9 S-words, 4 GD's, a number of others.
SEX/NUDITY: Some groping and brief graphic tongue kissing.
VIOLENCE: Some non-graphic fighting.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some cigarettes.
ACTION: A foot chase.
COMEDY: Verbal and physical comedy; some sex jokes.
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Entertainment Weekly   Full Review
Good "The kind of blue-chip values promoted here are nothing new to audiences of Soul Food and Men of Honor...''

Roger Ebert  Full Review
Good "The film is ungainly in construction but graceful in delivery. I could have done without both of the subplots... There is a kind of music to their conversations.... The movie's so good to listen to, it would even work as an audio book.''

TV Guide Online  Full Review
Good "...unlike many directors with music video backgrounds, Tim Story keeps the flashy cutting to a minimum and lets the story unfold at its own unhurried pace.''

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 152 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
23
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
29
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
17
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
18
Very High
94%
30+Adults (M)
23
Very High
100%
30+Adults (F)
42
High
98%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

It's easy to see that "Barbershop" is a crowd pleaser. With most of the opinions in the "Excellent" to "Fantastic" range it's certainly a movie I can highly recommend. And my recommendation goes for everyone because neither age or gender seemed to make any difference in the opinions. Everyone enjoyed "Barbershop."

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D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Calvin (Ice Cube), who inherited the struggling business from his deceased father, views the shop as nothing but a burden and waste of his time. After selling the shop to a local loan shark, Calvin slowly begins to see his father's vision and legacy and struggles with the notion that he just sold it out.

Calvin's barbershop is filled with an eclectic and hilarious cast of characters that share their stories, jokes, trials and tribulations. In the shop we find Eddie (Cedric the Entertainer), an old barber with strong opinions and no customers. Jimmy (Sean Patrick Thomas) is a highly educated barber with a superiority complex who can't stand Isaac (Troy Garity), the new, white barber who just wants a shot at cutting some hair. Ricky is an ex-con with two strikes against him and is desperately trying to stay straight. Tern (rap star Eve) is a hard-edged woman who can't seem to leave her two-timing boyfriend. And lastly there's Dinka, a fellow barber who is madly in love with Tern but doesn't get the time of day.

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