• Barbershop (2002)


Release Date: September 13th, 2002

DVD Release Date: January 1st, 2003

PG-13 |1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary

A smart comedy about a day in the life of a barbershop on the south side of Chicago. Calvin (Ice Cube), who inherited the struggling business from his deceased father, views the shop as nothing but a burden and a 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.

Cast: Ice Cube , Anthony Anderson, Cedric the Entertainer , Sean Patrick Thomas, Eve , Troy Garity, Michael Ealy, Leonard Earl Howze

Director: Tim Story

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, State Street Pictures, Cubevision

Distributors: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Transformation, Hilarious, Family, Underdog, Lighthearted, 2000s, Friendship, Madcap, Love

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    Combines big laughs, a big heart and thoroughly winning characters to become the first big surprise of the fall season. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    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. show more

  • 75
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    Entertaining, surprisingly well-written and often rowdily amusing picture. It is predictable in many ways but also full of heart, humor and personality. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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