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Barbershop [DVD] [Special Edition]

  • PG-13
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Tim Story's BARBERSHOP is a lighthearted, crowd-pleasing romp that takes place over the course of one day in and around a south side Chicago barbershop. The owner of the struggling establishment, Calvin (Ice Cube), presides over his raucous staff like his father and grandfather did before him. There's the aging, politically incorrect Eddie (a show-stealing Cedric the Entertainer), the pretentious Jimmy (Sean Patrick Thomas), the ex-con Ricky (Michael Ealy), the fiery Terri (Eve), the white, unappreciated Isaac (Troy Garity), and the poetry-loving Dinka (Leonard Earl Howze). As the local police search for the criminals who stole an ATM from the deli across the street (the hysterically pathetic Anthony Anderson and Lahmard Tate), Calvin contemplates selling the barbershop to a menacing loan shark (Keith David). When it appears that a deal has been made, Calvin realizes the error of his ways and tries to rectify the situation before it's too late.

    With BARBERSHOP, Ice Cube is well on his way to establishing another cinematic franchise (following in the steps of the FRIDAY series). Using the universally identifiable backdrop of a barbershop, the film bounces between drama and action and comedy with easy assurance. If ever there was a film that deserved a sequel, this is it.
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    • Rating - language, sexual content, and a brief drug reference
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): M100435

  • Credits
    O'Shea Jackson,Sean,Patrick Thomas,Jazsmin Lewis,Troy Garrity
  • Critic Reviews
    "...BARBERSHOP is a warm, generous comedy....The movie's quiet affirmation of neighborhood values gives it an honest, lived-in glow..."
    New York Times

    "...BARBERSHOP is as warm as it is wise, deftly setting off uproarious humor with an underlying seriousness that sneaks up on the viewer....A lively and endearing cast is headed by Ice Cube, in an impressively understated performance..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "..Genial....[Ice Cube] is the emotional center of the movie..."
    USA Today

    "...[A] reassuring, retro uplifter..."
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...Ice Cube is appealing..."
    Rolling Stone

    "A rousing celebration of the family-run small business....[The film] provides a springboard for high-voltage comic exchanges that double as wisecrack-coated lessons in community relations..."
    Variety

    "...[Cedric's] comic timing is beautiful....A breakthrough for director Tim Story..."
    Sight and Sound

    "...The acting's superb, particularly from 39-year-old comedian Cedric the Entertainer..."
    Total Film

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