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The Barber (2014)

R | | Thriller | 27 March 2015 (USA)
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A barber comes into contact with two men fixated on what triggers evil. A father, whose life is destroyed in pursuit of a killer, and a son who is trying to stifle his father's obsession.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Glenn ... Eugene Van Wingerdt
Chris Coy ... John McCormack
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Chief Hardaway
Kristen Hager ... Audrey Bennet
Max Arciniega ... Luis Ramirez
Olivia Taylor Dudley ... Kelli
Tim DeZarn ... Capt. Phil Baroni (as Tim Dezarn)
Richard Steinmetz ... Businessman
Valorie Hubbard ... Grace
Lydia Hearst ... Melissa
Justine Acciani Justine Acciani ... Judi Lynn
Lexi Sakowitz ... Debbie Ann Skokie
Michelle West ... Susie (as Shelly West)
Tabitha Ellis ... Girl In Coffin
Thomas Calabro ... Thomas McCormack
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The Barber, examines two men fixated on what triggers the enormity of evil: a father whose life is destroyed in pursuit of a killer, a son caught in a deadly charade as he tries to unravel his father's obsession. Written by Anonymous

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A man's appearance is everything.



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Rated R for violence, language and some sexual material | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


When Eugene checks in the bathtub and sees Kelli her right hand is against the wall by her head. When he looks in the bathroom a second time it is hanging over the side of the tub. See more »


Eugene Van Wingerdt: A man's appearance should always show self-respect. Never self-importance.
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Written and Performed By Dan Dubelman and Vickie Bottelson
By arrangement with Daz Unlimited Publishing, Inc. and Betty Dylan Publishing, Inc.
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28 November 2015 | by Tss5078See all my reviews

They say that serial killers are driven to kill and are unable to stop, but Eugene Van Wingerdt (Scott Glenn) did stop. He stopped nearly thirty years ago and moved away to a small town, where he became the local barber and beloved member of the local community. One day, out of the blue, the son of the cop who originally investigated his crimes, tracks him down. The cop, posing as a budding serial killer, wants advice from Eugene, who continuing to claim he's not who the boy thinks he is. Eugene feels sorry for him and forms a bond with the young man, trying to lead him away from a life of crime, but as he does, will those old feelings come back to the surface, or is Eugene really just a misunderstood old man? The premise of the new independent film, The Barber, is certainly unique and to me it seemed as though there were many different directions this film could have gone in, but the path chosen, was the road less traveled, and the result was just a really boring and predictable story. This is one of those film where nothing really happens until the end, and by that point, the viewer is just so bored and sick of the whole thing that they just want it to be over. Scott Glenn stars and is far too old to be believable. I can understand wanting to be active and not simply take on the role of grandpa, but a mentor for a serial killer, it just doesn't fit. Glenn is paired with newcomer Chris Coy, who honestly couldn't act his way into a high school play, much less play a character with duel personalities. By the end of this film, I literally cringed every time the guy opened his mouth. The story here is solid, but the way producers go about telling it and the people they cast to star in it leave a lot to be desired.

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