Barbershop 2: Back in Business

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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age 13+

Great message delivered in an edgy hip-hop movie.

PG-13 2004 110 minutes

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age 10+

If you're paying for a "black lives matter " lecture, this is for you.

Ice cube is normally funny, sometimes edgy but all in all his work can relate to everyone regardless of race. Not this movie. This entire thing was a lecture on black rights, black lives matter and how great Obama is. Im the first to say yes, lives matter..... ALL of them. Not white, black or green. It seemed to be forced down my throat. Seriously?! I paid to see a comedy and I was irritated by the time it was done. It wasn't funny. It was an attempt to remember slavery, Trevon, equal rights and fair treatment. It was basically a movie about how black people are treated differently. I agree, they are. I am not arguing that point. What I am saying is that I paid to see a sequel with my family and instead got a lesson on black history. Not what I went to go see. Everyone has their rights, their opinions and their freedom to speech. Mine is that this movie was a huge disappointment and I will think twice before seeing another Ice Cube movie again. I can get history on my own, I should not go to a movie thinking it's one thing and getting a racial history lesson crammed in my face. Not cool. It was poorly done.
age 13+

13 and up.

Barbershop 2: Back in Business is an average movie and parents this second installment Barbershop 2: Back in Business has some violence but nothing intense there's also some Sexual references, mostly humorous, kissing, non-explicit sexual situation there's some strong language used and some drinking used the movie does have a positive message about the importance of family and community.

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Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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