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Barbershop: The Next Cut Reviews

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October 11, 2017
The Next Cut is a comedy with dramatic heft or a drama with solid comedy, depending on how you look at it. Either way, it more than justifies returning to the barbershop.
February 8, 2017
I did not laugh much, but it is effective on an emotional level, as a portrait of a people trying to cope with gang violence that is spinning out of control in their community.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 20, 2017
A more mature installment that seeks to challenge audiences as often as it cracks them up, Next Cut marks a charming and enjoyable evolution of the series.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
December 12, 2016
No one is going to be talking about this film when awards season rolls around next time. But chances are good that you'll leave the theater with a smile on your face. Considering the real-life subject matter, maybe that's worthy of a prize.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 14, 2016
For the most part, Lee and company still manage to coax solid laughs and to give the grim facts the gravity they deserve.
Full Review | Original Score: 85/100
October 10, 2016
This one, thankfully, boasts some welcome new cast members (including the rapper Common and Nicki Minaj), a new director in Malcolm D Lee (the cousin of Spike), and a fearless approach to difficult subjects.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 21, 2016
It's like a PG-13, dad version of Chi-Raq. The message, if a little preachy and a little schmaltzy, is also worthy and well-meant.
August 15, 2016
The barbs are scissor-sharp, making this a threequel that delivers what you want while throwing in some surprises.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 2, 2016
Barbershop: The Next Cut brings topical social issues into the narrative but only starts meaningful conversations without genuinely pushing them forward.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 30, 2016
The best of the Barbershop quartet (following 2002's Barbershop, 2004's Barbershop: Back in Business, and 2005's Beauty Shop), Barbershop: The Next Cut offers more laughs and more meaningful commentary than previous installments in the series.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 26, 2016
The first one to really get a semblance of the first movie's charm back. It's easily the best of the sequels.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 1, 2016
Like its predecessors, the third in the "Barbershop" series is rough around the edges, by turns funny, jubilant and sentimental, sometimes forced, but rarely phony.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 19, 2016
For all the jibes, silly feuds, romances and dancing, it is their decision to take a stand against the violence that impresses most, and their disillusionment with a President they hoped would bring change that stays with you.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 17, 2016
What really makes this latest trip to the Barbershop a cut above most comedies is that it manages to be both powerful and timely, without being preachy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 16, 2016
The film does have a certain heart, but I can't be the only one hoping not to see a Barbershop 4, whatever the obvious temptation to complete a quartet.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 16, 2016
It's harmless stuff although the swerve into gritty social justice may not win it many fans among a fanbase more concerned with blow-dries than drive-bys.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 16, 2016
In short, it may have been a long time (12 years) coming, but Barbershop 3 is much better than expected.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
May 4, 2016
An inspiring film about a black South Side community that decides to take a stand against gang violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 28, 2016
A daring and admirable comedy that never loses its sense of humor even when it tackles tough subjects that other films wouldn't dare to address.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4
April 26, 2016
A durably funny comedy that balances a likable cast and has something to say about its subject, even if it's not something especially groundbreaking. (Splice Today)
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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