Fulvue Drive-In.com
Current Reviews
In Stores Soon
In Stores Now
DVD Reviews, SACD Reviews Essays Interviews Contact Us Meet the Staff
An Explanation of Our Rating System Search  
Category:    Home > Reviews > Comedy > Drama > The Salon (2005)

The Salon (2005)


Picture: C+     Sound: C+     Extras: D     Film: C



Mark Brown (writer/creator, not director of, Barbershop) is back repeating himself with The Salon, a tired, unfortunate recycle of past ideas lucky enough to reunite the director with Vivica A. Fox and add Terrence Howard, who is not in the film enough to save it.


Chris Rock made a joke about this while cycle of films where people (black, white and otherwise) just happen to “hang around” places.  Of course, it is contrived beyond belief and almost a spoof it itself here.  Though it is not an exploitive disaster, it slowly implodes until by its long 99 minutes are over, you wonder what his point was.  Yawn!


The anamorphically enhanced 1.85 X 1 image often has motion blur and the muted color suggests an HD shoot, plus you have detail and depth limits.  The Dolby Digital 5.1 mix is very surround poor and shows the limits of the production’s budget.  There are no extras.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


 Copyright © MMIII through MMX fulvuedrive-in.com