- 4 Behind-The-Scenes Featurettes
- Audio Commentary with Director, Producers and a Writer
- Deleted Scenes with Director's Commentary
- Bloopers & Outtakes
- Barber School Interactive Game
- "Trade It All" Music Video with Fabolous Featuring P. Diddy and Jagged Edge
- Behind-The-Scenes Photo Gallery and Much More!
- Sound: English (5.1 Surround) and Spanish (Stereo Surround)
- Subtitles: English, French, Spanish & Portuguese
- Widescreen Presentation
- Rated: PG-13
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 42 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: 2003
- Originally Released: 2002
- Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Single Side - Dual Layer
- Special Edition
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Stereo Surround - Spanish
- Additional Release Material:
- Deleted Scenes
- Music Video: "Trade It All" by Fabolous featuring P. Diddy and Jagged Edge
- Featurettes (4)
- Audio Commentary:
- Tim Story - Director
- George Tilman, Jr. - Producer, Robert Teitel - Producer, Mark Brown - Producer
- Interactive Games: Barber School Game
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 09/13/2002
"...BARBERSHOP is a warm, generous comedy....The movie's quiet affirmation of neighborhood values gives it an honest, lived-in glow..."
Los Angeles Times - 09/13/2002
"...BARBERSHOP is as warm as it is wise, deftly setting off uproarious humor with an underlying seriousness that sneaks up on the viewer....A lively and endearing cast is headed by Ice Cube, in an impressively understated performance..."
USA Today - 09/13/2002
"..Genial....[Ice Cube] is the emotional center of the movie..."
Entertainment Weekly - 09/20/2002
"...[A] reassuring, retro uplifter..."
Rolling Stone - 10/03/2002
"...Ice Cube is appealing..."
Variety - 08/19/2002
"A rousing celebration of the family-run small business....[The film] provides a springboard for high-voltage comic exchanges that double as wisecrack-coated lessons in community relations..."
Sight and Sound - 02/01/2003
"...[Cedric's] comic timing is beautiful....A breakthrough for director Tim Story..."
Total Film - 11/01/2003
"...The acting's superb, particularly from 39-year-old comedian Cedric the Entertainer..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
From the producers of Soul Food comes this "warm, generous" (The New York Times) tale about a Chicago barbershop where razor-sharp comedy never goes out of style! Starring Ice Cube, Anthony Anderson, Sean Patrick Thomas, Eve and Cedric the Entertainer, Barbershop is both a "sweet, life-affirming movie" (N.Y. Daily News) and outrageous, bust-a-gut fun!
Calvin (Ice Cube) is a would-be entrepreneur with big plans, and running his family?s barbershop isn't one of them. But when he impulsively sells the shop to a shady loan shark, he soon realizes just how important the neighborhood parlor is to him...and just how far he?ll go to get it back!
Tim Story's BARBERSHOP is a lighthearted, crowd-pleasing romp that takes place over the course of one day in and around a south side Chicago barbershop. The owner of the struggling establishment, Calvin (Ice Cube), presides over his raucous staff like his father and grandfather did before him. There's the aging, politically incorrect Eddie (a show-stealing Cedric the Entertainer), the pretentious Jimmy (Sean Patrick Thomas), the ex-con Ricky (Michael Ealy), the fiery Terri (Eve), the white, unappreciated Isaac (Troy Garity), and the poetry-loving Dinka (Leonard Earl Howze). As the local police search for the criminals who stole an ATM from the deli across the street (the hysterically pathetic Anthony Anderson and Lahmard Tate), Calvin contemplates selling the barbershop to a menacing loan shark (Keith David). When it appears that a deal has been made, Calvin realizes the error of his ways and tries to rectify the situation before it's too late.
With BARBERSHOP, Ice Cube is well on his way to establishing another cinematic franchise (following in the steps of the FRIDAY series). Using the universally identifiable backdrop of a barbershop, the film bounces between drama and action and comedy with easy assurance. If ever there was a film that deserved a sequel, this is it.