The Barber (film)

The Barber is a 2014 American thriller film directed by Basel Owies and starring Scott Glenn. It is Owies's feature directorial debut.[3]

The Barber
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Film poster
Directed byBasel Owies
Written byMax Enscoe
Produced byTravis Knox
CinematographyAllen Liu
Edited byNader Owies
Greg Thompson
Music byFreddy Sheinfeld
Release dates
  • October 3, 2014 (2014-10-03) (Busan)
  • March 27, 2015 (2015-03-27) (United States)
Running time
90 minutes[1]
95 minutes[2]
CountryUnited States



The film premiered at the Busan International Film Festival on October 3, 2014.[4] It was then released in limited theaters and on VOD on March 27, 2015.[1]


The film has a 20% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[5] Oktay Ege Kozak of IndieWire graded the film a D.[6] Tirdad Derakhshani of The Philadelphia Inquirer awarded the film two and a half stars out of four.[2]

Dennis Harvey of Variety gave the film a negative review and wrote "An apparent serial-killer-wannabe tracks down his would-be mentor in this underwhelming thriller."[1]


  1. ^ a b c Harvey, Dennis (26 March 2015). "Film Review: 'The Barber'". Variety. Retrieved 1 November 2020.
  2. ^ a b Derakhshani, Tirdad (26 March 2015). "'The Barber': Uneven, intriguing look at serial killers". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 1 November 2020.
  3. ^ Rocchi, James (23 March 2015). "'The Barber' Review: Scott Glenn Is Razor-Sharp in Well-Groomed Thriller". TheWrap. Retrieved 1 November 2020.
  4. ^ Movie News Desk (2 September 2014). "THE BARBER Set for World Premiere at Busan Int'l Film Fest". BroadwayWorld. Retrieved 1 November 2020.
  5. ^ "The Barber". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 1 November 2020.
  6. ^ Oktay Ege Kozak (25 March 2015). "Review: Serial Killer Tale 'The Barber' Starring Scott Glenn". IndieWire. Retrieved 1 November 2020.

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