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Barbershop: The Next Cut Reviews

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April 23, 2016
For a third installment in a series, Barbershop: The Next Cut feels just as original and relevant as if this were the first one.
April 22, 2016
The funniest in the franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 22, 2016
Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver's script has its preachy side, but with an endearing mixture of idealism and cynical humor, and the cast is packed with solid talent.
April 22, 2016
It does a lot to make you think, but The Next Cut has a much harder time persuading you what to think about anything in particular.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 22, 2016
Directed with unfussy efficiency by Malcolm D. Lee, cousin of Spike Lee, the movie arrives as very much a companion piece to Spike's 'Chi-Raq,' also crafted as a response to the alarming murder rate among young people in Chicago's inner city.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 21, 2016
What most captivates is the rhythm of those scenes in which the characters mount the soapbox to share stinging observations on a variety of topics in an often hilarious back-and-forth battle of words.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 21, 2016
The fourth entry in the Barbershop franchise delivers keen social commentary, bringing back many of the key players from the 2002 and 2004 installments.
April 20, 2016
It also feels alive and true. Despite its grim plot hooks, the jokes mostly land.
April 20, 2016
With Barbershop: The Next Cut, not only is this the best of the three, but it packs in plenty of drama and comedy to entertain and educate audiences across the board.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 19, 2016
"Next Cut" a welcome reunion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
April 18, 2016
Barbershop: The Next Cut is very good. It tries many ambitious things, and for the most part, succeeds. That's a rarity, indeed.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
April 18, 2016
Leaving aside the humorous cultural escapism of the early aughts, The Next Cut faces the racial and political issues of 2016 head on.
April 18, 2016
While Ice Cube and company set out to be funny, they also set out to call attention to an awful situation on Chicago's South Side.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 18, 2016
This Barbershop is simply a place where we can all laugh together, sometimes at ideas that veer close to being explosive.
April 17, 2016
Snippy, relevant social commentary...
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
April 17, 2016
The first half of the movie is especially fun when each character who enters sparks a deluge of one-liners, battle-of-the-sexes banter or pop-culture barbs about Kanye, the Kardashians and R. Kelly.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 16, 2016
...Barbershop: The Next Cut succeeds with its charming cast, endearing dialogue and timely sociopolitical subject matter.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
April 15, 2016
It's refreshing to encounter a sequel that leans deeper into sociopolitical realities, not further away.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 15, 2016
Barbershop: The Next Cut is less a franchise close-out, and more a movie that sits a cut above its predecessors, admirable for its tenacity
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 15, 2016
Contrivances are more powerful than good intentions, leaving this return to the franchise full of praiseworthy ideas, but ultimately less than triumphant.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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