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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 69 (Feb 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Ice Cube, Anthony Anderson, Sean Patrick Thomas, Eve, Troy Garity, Michael Ealy, Leonard Earl Howze, Keith David, Lahmard Tate & Cedric The Entertainer

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Special features include an audio commentary track (featuring director Tim Story, screenwriter Don D. Scott, and producers Robert Teitel and George Tillman Jr.), seven deleted scenes (with optional commentary), five minutes of outtakes, a Barber School Interactive Game segment, a "Trade It All" music video, and a behind-the-scenes photo gallery. Also includes four featurettes found in a section called The Hair Club: "The Final Cut" (19 minutes), "Set, Press & Style" (six minutes), "Finishing Touches" (six minutes) and "Hairdos And Don'ts" (seven minutes). A humorous three-minute Barber Banter segment is also included as an Easter Egg.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): MGM Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 1004104
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

Language, sexual content & brief drug references
(Retail Price): $26.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 102
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2002
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 01/01/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Tim Story
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Running his family's "Barbershop" in Chicago's south side is not what Calvin (Ice Cube) has in mind as the career of choice. However, after selling his shop to Lester (David) an unscrupulous loan shark, Calvin gets to know the other barbers in the shop and begins to understand the feelings his father and grandfather had for the place. Anxious to keep the business in the family, Calvin decides he'll do whatever it takes to keep Lester from getting his hands on what is rightfully matter what it takes! (Tricia Littrell)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a warm, nicely saturated picture, with well-balanced colors, natural fleshtones, and deep blacks. Images are sharp and nicely detailed, with pleasing contrast and shadow delineation. Overall, the picture has a smooth, easy-on-the-eyes appearance, with occasional edge enhancement and little pixelization to complain about. There are a few artifacts and some minor film grain, inherent in the source element, can be perceived. (Suzanne Hodges)

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