(2005)

Critic Reviews

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Metascore

Based on 15 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
63
Though rooted in broad stereotypes and sassy platitudes, the film's feisty cast and generally sunny outlook make for warm and reassuring comfort viewing, the equivalent of a straight-from-the-box dish of mac and cheese.
50
Chicago Tribune
The main problem with the movie is the by now shopworn nature of its setting. Been there, snipped it. Though dating from venerable material, The Salon turns out to be one haircut too many.
40
The Hollywood Reporter
A cut below its predecessors.
30
Chicago Reader
A romance between Fox and the attorney trying to force her out (Darrin Henson) taxes belief and leads to a sappy ending that doesn't come soon enough.
30
A tiresome blend of overacting and underwriting, The Salon moves from one predictable conversation to another -- the lack of available black men, the wondrousness of Bill Clinton -- without originality or comic rhythm.
20
Village Voice
Where's Al Sharpton's decency parade when you need it?
20
It isn't as if any of the actors do an especially bad job or anything – Fox is capable enough as the lead, and Whitley and Wilson especially carry themselves quite well – but you can't help asking yourself, what's the point? Are there that many more broad topics in need of shallow examination by a Hollywood studio picture?
20
The comic equivalent of microwaved leftover food -- and pretty stale at that.
20
The Salon is a cut below.
0
New York Post
A feeble dramedy about a Baltimore beauty shop where someone should come in to sweep up the clichés.

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