Barbershop: The Next Cut
In the third Barbershop film, Calvin (Ice Cube) considers moving his business to the north side of Chicago since gang violence dominates the south side. In the meantime, the barbershop crew (including Cedric the Entertainer, Common, and J.B. Smoove) holds a community meeting to find solutions, hoping the neighborhood will accept the anti-violence challenge rather than rely on city government to solve the situation.
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The film contains very little visual violence, but it can assault the senses with language and raunchy humor. ClearPlay clips numerous strands of foul language: obscenities, derogatory terms, racial slurs, name-calling, religious exclamations and religious profanity. It also trims several sexual scenes and lewd dialogue, but cannot change the tight and revealing clothing one character wears throughout the film.
Does this version of Barbershop make the cut? …
The movie’s plot stands on its own; however, watching the previous two Barbershops and understanding their backstories would add depth to the characters. Due to the adult content it is not appropriate for children, but The Next Cut also contains positive messages about family, fathers, relationships, and unity within the community.
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Rated PG-13 for sexual material and language; 111 mins; Directed by Malcolm D. Lee