Malcolm D. Lee
15 April 2016 (USA)
55 million USD
| 5.9/10 |
Malcolm D. Lee
20 million USD
| Ice Cube
George Tillman, Jr.|
by Mark Brown
Cedric the Entertainer
J. B. Smoove
Sean Patrick Thomas
Kenya Barris, Tracy Oliver, Mark Brown
Nicki Minaj, Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Eve, Regina Hall
Ice Cube movies, Movies about gangs, Comedies
Barbershop: The Next Cut is a 2016 American comedy film directed by Malcolm D. Lee and written by Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver. It is the sequel to 2004's Barbershop 2: Back in Business and the third film in the Barbershop film series and stars an ensemble cast, including returning actors Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Anthony Anderson, Eve, Sean Patrick Thomas, Deon Cole and Troy Garity, and new cast members Regina Hall, Nicki Minaj, Common, Maryum Ali, J. B. Smoove, Tyga and Lamorne Morris. The film was released on April 15, 2016.
Barbershop: The Next Cut Wikipedia
To survive harsh economic times, Calvin has merged the barbershop with the beauty salon next door into one business. The days of male bonding are gone as Eddie and the crew must now contend with sassy female co-workers and spirited clientele. As the battle of the sexes rages on, a different kind of conflict has taken over Chicago. Crime and gangs are on the rise, leaving Calvin worried about the fate of his only son, Jalen. Together, the friends come up with a bold plan to take back their beloved neighborhood.
On March 26, 2014, Deadline.com reported that MGM was in negotiations with Ice Cube to produce a third Barbershop film. On February 19, 2015, Malcolm D. Lee was set to direct the third film, while Ice Cube and Cedric the Entertainer were in talks to join the film. On March 25, 2015, New Line Cinema signed on with MGM to release the film, while MGM would handle the production. Principal photography began in Atlanta, Georgia on May 11, 2015. On November 14, 2015, director Malcolm D. Lee said in an interview at the 7th Annual Governors Award ceremony that the title of the film had been changed from Barbershop 3 to Barbershop: The Next Cut.
The film was originally scheduled for release on February 19, 2016, but was pushed back to April 15, 2016.
In the United States and Canada, pre-release tracking suggested the film would gross $26–30 million from 2,661 theaters in its opening weekend, trailing fellow newcomer The Jungle Book ($67–75 million projection) but besting Criminal ($9–12 million projection). It made $735,000 from Thursday night previews and $7 million on its first day. It went on to gross $20.2 million in its opening weekend, finishing below expectations and second at the box office behind The Jungle Book ($103.6 million).
The film has received a total gross of $55 million.
Barbershop: The Next Cut has received positive reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a rating of 90%, based on 87 reviews, with an average rating of 6.8/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Heartfelt, thought-provoking, and above all funny, Barbershop: The Next Cut is the rare belated sequel that more than lives up to the standard set by its predecessors." On Metacritic, the film has a score of 67 out of 100, based on 30 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews". Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A–" on an A+ to F scale.