Parents' Guide to

Barbershop: The Next Cut

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Integrity, community trump violence, sex in funny sequel.

Movie PG-13 2016 112 minutes
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age 16+

Based on 1 parent review

age 16+

Good watch

Great watch and also a good lesson on violence but some of the discussions that they have in the bar shop does refer to sexual things ( for instance when their talking about the expectations of males and females when it comes to relationships and Nicki M. character gets to saying how women wouldn't mind a guy with big this and that and a big penis print in his shorts) ect. so if your kids are watching it can be uncomfortable a bit, it was a good movie but expect barbershop talk of dating ,a little sex, and file language. Its a good movie overall.

Is It Any Good?

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With a charming all-star cast and comedy that's both relevant and poignant, this sequel is full of laugh-aloud moments as well as powerful commentary about violence and community. The humor can get a bit salty, especially when it focuses on the sexual dynamics between African-American men and women (why, the characters ask, do men all want Kim Kardashian clones and women want superthugs with Harvard degrees?), but it is funny -- and in most cases, it makes you think, too. Ice Cube has produced a worthy franchise that doesn't shy away from the tough topics that plague urban communities, from the real appeal of gang life to youths who don't have anything better going for them to issues like fatherlessness, infidelity, and out-of-touch politicians.

It's amusing to see the winning ensemble of hip-hop superstars-turned actors (especially once-rival rappers Ice Cube and Common) and comedians collaborate. Gifted comedians like Anthony Anderson, J.B. Smoove, Lamorne Morris, and, of course, legendary King of Comedy Cedric the Entertainer are all in top form, as are the ladies, led by Hall, Eve, Nicki Minaj, and Margot Bingham. Their characters help the movie explore various kinds of women -- from in-your-face sexy to boho-chic feminist -- in the community. There's nothing particularly new in Barbershop: The Next Cut, but the strong messages and stand-out performances make this comedy worth seeing and discussing.

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