Barbershop: a Fresh Cut

Barbershop: a Fresh Cut

Malcolm D Lee (2016)

107min
12A Certificate
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Review

Our Score
The latest instalment in the ensemble comedy series might be the best one yet. Returning to Calvin's Barbershop, the film takes us back to the South Side of Chicago, where the neighbourhood has taken a turn for the worse. Calvin (Ice Cube) and his staff are growing tired of gang-related violence, so they decide to do something about it, and organise a weekend-long ceasefire to raise public awareness. As with the previous two instalments in the series, most of the action takes place inside the shop, where the stylists discuss a variety of timely issues, including race, gender and sexual politics. Happily, these discussions are funny and well observed, and most of the characters are likeable. The whole thing is familiar, each storyline plays out as you suspect it will, and A Fresh Cut is surprisingly engaging throughout. In short, it may have been a long time (12 years) coming, but Barbershop 3 is much better than expected.

Summary

As their surrounding community has taken a turn for the worse, the crew at Calvin's Barbershop come together to bring some much-needed change to their neighbourhood. Comedy, starring Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer and Regina Hall.

Cast & Crew

Calvin Ice Cube
Eddie Cedric the Entertainer
Angie Regina Hall
JD Anthony Anderson
Terri Eve
One-Stop J B Smoove
Jerrod Lamorne Morris
Jimmy Sean Patrick Thomas
Dante Deon Cole
Rashad Common
Draya Nicki Minaj
Jennifer Jazsmin Lewis
Director Malcolm D Lee
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrosGuidance: Swearing, sexual references.Available on: DVDReleased on: 17 Jun 2016
Comedy