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Barbershop: The Next Cut (also known as Barbershop 3 or Barbershop 3: 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
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Malcolm D. Lee
Produced by
Written by
Based on Characters
by Mark Brown
Music by Stanley Clarke
Cinematography Greg Gardiner
Edited by Paul Millspaugh
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date
  • April 6, 2016 (2016-04-06) (Los Angeles)
  • April 15, 2016 (2016-04-15) (United States)
Running time
111 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $20 million[2]
Box office $55 million[3]



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 by doing a ceasefire within the store to give away free haircuts. Through this Ceasefire they were able to reunite the community.


Anthony Davis and China Anne McClain make cameo appearances towards the end of the movie.


On March 26, 2014, Deadline Hollywood reported that MGM was in negotiations with Ice Cube to produce a third Barbershop film.[5] 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.[6] On March 25, 2015, New Line Cinema signed on with MGM to release the film, while MGM would handle the production.[7] Principal photography began in Atlanta, Georgia on May 11, 2015.[8][9] 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.[10]


The film was originally scheduled for release on February 19, 2016, but was pushed back to April 15, 2016.


Box officeEdit

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).[11] It made $735,000 from Thursday night previews and $7 million on its first day and went on to gross $20.2 million in its opening weekend, finishing second at the box office behind The Jungle Book ($103.6 million).[12]

The film went on to have a total worldwide gross of $55 million.[3]

Critical responseEdit

On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 90% based on 92 reviews, with an average rating of 6.9/10. 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."[13] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 67 out of 100, based on 30 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[14] Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A–" on an A+ to F scale, while PostTrak reported a 63% "definitely recommend".[15]


Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Comedy Nominated [16]
Choice Movie Actor: Comedy Ice Cube Nominated
Choice Movie Actress: Comedy Nicki Minaj Nominated


  1. ^ "BARBERSHOP: A FRESH CUT (12A)". British Board of Film Classification. May 6, 2016. Retrieved May 6, 2016.
  2. ^ Mendelson, Scott. "Friday Box Office: 'Jungle Book' Earns Huge $32.4M For $90-95M Weekend". Forbes. Retrieved April 16, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved July 5, 2016.
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ Fleming, Mike (2014-03-26). "'Barbershop' Sequel In Works With Ice Cube At MGM". Deadline. Retrieved 2015-12-02.
  6. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (February 19, 2015). "Malcolm D. Lee To Helm 'Barbershop 3′ For MGM". Retrieved February 22, 2015.
  7. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (March 25, 2015). "New Line Joins MGM And Will Release 'Barbershop 3′". Retrieved April 6, 2015.
  8. ^ "On the Set for 5/11/15: Cameras Roll on 'Barbershop 3', Jason Blum's Film 'Stephanie' & Rob Reiner's 'Being Charlie Wrap Up". May 11, 2015. Retrieved May 11, 2015.
  9. ^ Matt Walljasper (2015-05-20). "What's filming in Atlanta now? Captain America, Keeping up with the Joneses, Barbershop 3, and picked up pilots". Atlanta Magazine. Retrieved 2015-12-02.
  10. ^ Kia Wilson. "Barbershop 3 Has New Title And Release Date". Tattle Tailzz. Archived from the original on February 20, 2016.
  11. ^ Anita Busch and Nancy Tartaglione (April 12, 2016). "'The Jungle Book', 'Barbershop: The Next Cut' To Ignite Weekend Box Office – Preview". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  12. ^ Pamela McClintock (April 15, 2016). "Box Office: Jon Favreau's 'Jungle Book' Swings to Stellar $4.2M Thursday Night". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 17, 2016.
  13. ^ "Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved July 30, 2016.
  14. ^ "Barbershop: The Next Cut reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved April 27, 2016.
  15. ^ "Jungle Book' Wild With $103.2M; 'Barbershop' Cuts $20.2M; 'Criminal' In Cooler — Box Office Final". Deadline Hollywood. April 18, 2016.
  16. ^ Vulpo, Mike (May 24, 2016). "Teen Choice Awards 2016 Nominations Announced: See the "First Wave" of Potential Winners". E!. Archived from the original on May 25, 2016. Retrieved May 25, 2016.

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