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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It’s feels like the New Puritanism (recently repped by the outcry over Janet Jackson’s "wardrobe malfunction" at the Super Bowl) is seeping in. But in the barbershop? Say it isn’t so. show more

  • 75
    Carla Meyer San Francisco Chronicle

    A warmhearted and surprisingly ambitious sequel. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Just as sharply funny and as heartwarming, yet unsentimental, as the first. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The material is hardly original, but the moment is affecting all the same. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    He may be a barber, but by saving the community one strand at a time, Calvin is the heir apparent to populist banker George Bailey of "It's a Wonderful Life." show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Queen Latifah, as the proprietor of the ­lady's salon next door to Calvin's, brightens things up in the brief appearances that serve as symbiotic promotion for the producers' coming spin-off movie, "Beauty­ Shop." show more

  • 70
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

    Has a rollicking time reaching its foreseeable conclusion. show more

  • 100
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    Barbershop 2 makes you want to know what happens next. In its own way, it's the Ivory Soap of sequels: 99 and 44/100% pure. show more

  • 75
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    There's nothing offensive about Barbershop 2, and maybe there should be. But even if the film plays it safe, it remains a cut above other mainstream comedies. show more

  • 75
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    Emphasizes the best element of the first one -- the half-kidding, insult-filled conversations around the shop -- and doesn't need to spend time introducing us to the characters. show more

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