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Barbershop: The Next Cut Reviews

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
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 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
This Barbershop is simply a place where we can all laugh together, sometimes at ideas that veer close to being explosive.
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
It's stagey, often simplistic and it talks too damn much. But, hell, the talk has flavor and snap and a real-world sense of a community in crisis. Not bad for an escapist romp.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 15, 2016
Next time? Just a little off the top please, and leave the socio-political commentary to others.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 15, 2016
The cast has a natural chemistry and the shop has an authentic feel. Even as things get preachy, the quips keep customers coming through the door.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 15, 2016
Instead of offering easy answers, Barbershop: The Next Cut raises important, difficult, and timely questions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 14, 2016
"The Next Cut" manages to be entertaining and thoughtful, harmless fun but just serious enough not to seem frivolous.
April 14, 2016
As politically savvy as it is raucous and funny, Barbershop: The Next Cut is a stylish cut above its predecessors.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 14, 2016
A moderately funny but uncommonly focused ensemble comedy, this isn't just a movie about the gun violence that plagues Chicago's South Side, it's a movie that was made in response to it.
Read More | Original Score: C+
April 14, 2016
For a freshly-shaved-chin wag, "The Next Cut" covers ambitious ground.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 14, 2016
Just about everything else clicks, thanks in no small part to the wonderful performances from the deep cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 14, 2016
The most fascinating - and the most moving - thing about this sprawling, sincere and boisterous movie is its tone.
April 14, 2016
There are enough moments that feel both real and true to make one hope the latest cut isn't the final one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 14, 2016
The movie ... offers what any barbershop worth its repeat customers provides: An hour or two of good company, and the feeling that you're leaving a little sharper than when you came in.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 14, 2016
"Barbershop: The Next Cut" combines the broad comedy that moviegoers have come to expect from the franchise with social commentary that's surprisingly effective.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 14, 2016
Calvin's Barbershop is the same familiar comfort it has always been, to both its patrons and filmgoers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 14, 2016
[Lee] handles the huge, excellent ensemble and tonal shifts with skill as the crew argues about sexism and politics, along the way mocking everyone from President Obama and R. Kelly to Bill Cosby and the Kardashians.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 14, 2016
Just as the men and women at Calvin's Barbershop are older and have more responsibilities, so too is "Barbershop: The Next Cut" more mature than its cinematic predecessors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 14, 2016
A movie theater, like a barbershop, is a communal space, and the clamorous conversation plays especially well to a crowd eager to spend time with a bunch of likable stars.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 14, 2016
"Barbershop: The Next Cut" is a funny movie, but also a serious movie, and - who knows? - maybe an important one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 14, 2016
Sometimes we need a good sermon, and like the best of sermons, "Barbershop: The Next Cut" dispenses its message with enough humor and wisdom to inspire and linger after it's done.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 13, 2016
The franchise hasn't improved quality-wise, but the racially charged humor still crackles.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 13, 2016
Glutted even more than its predecessors with ancient fellas-versus-females debates, ungainly sociopolitical commentary, and top-40 superstars trying to diversify their brands.
April 13, 2016
Director Malcolm D. Lee and writers Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver develop each of these characters enough to deliver a winning ensemble comedy with multiple story lines and just the right dose of realistic drama.
April 13, 2016
The Next Cut is a true love letter to Chicago, but one that doesn't ignore the hard truth about the problems the city still faces.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 12, 2016
Spike Lee took a much less prosaic look at Chicago's gang violence in last year's challenging Chi-Raq, but this more straightforward presentation will probably find more traction among mainstream audiences.
April 12, 2016
A cut above.
April 12, 2016
Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer and a fresh cast of hair-cutting cut-ups ground this overly earnest but not-unwelcome third 'Barbershop' feature.
April 12, 2016
The movie doesn't pretend to solve any problems, but shows that community and communication- and in this case laughter - might.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5