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The Salon Reviews

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May 11, 2007
The film's feisty cast and generally sunny outlook make for warm and reassuring comfort viewing, the equivalent of a straight-from-the-box dish of mac and cheese.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 11, 2007
Despite all the stock characters and scenarios, Fox and company manage to bring things to life. And cut some hair.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 10, 2007
Rare indeed, for women to talk back and take over the screen, and these sisters aren't putting up with any of it, from bourgie sellouts and the white girl thing, to decking a local pimp. Way to go, babee!
May 8, 2007
Writer-director Mark Brown, he of the Barbershop franchise, also has an inexplicable fondness for close-ups that cut off the tops of the actors' heads -- unfortunate in a movie about hair.
January 1, 2010
Gosh, what a terrible movie. Stereotypes galore, and the humor falls flat. Paul Chambers, CNN.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
November 1, 2007
Like a third-rate Beauty Shop. Skip it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 19, 2007
Vivica A. Fox proves to be a warm and appealing anchor for sometimes sitcom-level silliness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 6, 2007
I've seen porn with better dialogue and SNL sketches with less amateur production values.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
July 26, 2007
Not funny enough, romantic enough, or serious enough to succeed as a comedy, romance or urban issues drama.
Read More | Original Score: 64/100
July 10, 2007
The movie includes a few good one-liners, but that's really all it is -- a forum for putdowns and sassy dialogues.
Read More | Original Score: C
May 18, 2007
The movie was shot more than three years before its release, and it shows, as when the salon's resident golddigger says: "Anna Nicole Smith -- I aspire to be just like her."
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 15, 2007
At least Norbit tried to come up with fresh new awfulness instead of idling in these familiar old ruts.
Read More | Original Score: D-
May 14, 2007
Talks its way to a tedious, predictable conclusion that offers more yawns than laughs.
May 11, 2007
After scripting both Barbershops, writer-director Mark Brown appears to have exhausted his ability to create new and interesting characters to inhabit The Salon.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
May 11, 2007
The best scenes in Barbershop featured incisive discussions of current events. Here, the closest brush with topicality is a reference to Eddie Griffin.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
May 11, 2007
A feeble dramedy about a Baltimore beauty shop where someone should come in to sweep up the clichés.
Read More | Original Score: 0/4
May 11, 2007
Given that Brown wrote the significantly superior Barbershop, he should know that when you make a socially conscious comedy, you've got to weave in plenty of wit alongside the wisdom.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 11, 2007
This movie abruptly becomes a too-convenient black history lesson, complete with a truly egregious deus ex machina. The Salon is a cut below.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
May 11, 2007
Like a perm that won't grow away, it's stuck in the race-comedy mold of Barbershop, Barbershop 2 and Beauty Shop. Been there, done that hair.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 11, 2007
Bottoms-out with this bit of dialogue: 'If you're going to be a ho, be an ambitious ho. Work uptown.' What unfortunate timing, given the whole Don Imus controversy. Life's simply too short for slur-ploitation with such lamentably low standards.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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