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The script is full of brassy lines.
The New York Times
Beauty Shop extends the popular "Barbershop" franchise to Atlanta and provides a sassy feminine counterpart to its cozy men's-club vibe.
A sunny and sassy comedy that somehow manages to breathe fresh life into familiar stereotypes and stock situations.
Los Angeles Times
For all the vivid, amusing characters that surround Gina, Beauty Shop rightly belongs to Latifah, who comes into her own as a star and an actress in this film.
The plot progression can be guessed early on, but the film is more about humor and heart than a clever story.
Breezy, sporadically funny.
The A.V. Club
Beauty Shop's shtick gets old and tired pretty quickly, but a breezy tone and air of easygoing likeability carry it a long way.
The Hollywood Reporter
Plays like a pilot for a TV sitcom. It sets up enough story threads for an entire season yet nothing much actually happens during the 105-minute running time.
New York Daily News
The story and humor are so tame the movie barely merits No More Tears.
TV Guide Magazine
Queen Latifah's warmly formidable presence drives this amiable but poky comedy.
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