Barbershop: The Next Cut

Barbershop: The Next Cut Information

Barbershop: The Next Cut is a 2016 American comedy film directed by Malcolm D. Lee. It is the fourth film in the Barbershop film series and stars an ensemble cast, including returning actors Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Eve, Sean Patrick Thomas, Troy Garity and Anthony Anderson, and new cast members Regina Hall, Nicki Minaj, Common, J.B. Smoove, Tyga and Deon Cole. Barbershop: The Next Cut was released on April 15, 2016.


Set 14 years after the original film and 12 years after the second film, Calvin, Eddie and the rest of the gang must work together to save their shop and their neighborhood from trigger-happy gang members that roam the streets.


  • Ice Cube as Calvin Palmer, Jr.
  • Cedric the Entertainer as Eddie
  • Regina Hall as Angie
  • Anthony Anderson as J.D.
  • Eve as Terri
  • Margot Bingham as Keyana
  • Nicki Minaj as Draya
  • J.B. Smoove as One Stop
  • Lamorne Morris as Jerrod
  • Sean Patrick Thomas as Jimmy James
  • Tyga as Yummy
  • Deon Cole as Dante
  • Common as Rashad
  • Michael Rainey Jr. as Jalen Palmer
  • Troy Garity as Isaac
  • Auntie Fee as Madea
  • Anthony Davis as Himself
  • Reggie Brown as President Obama
  • Jwaundace Candece as Boy's Mother


On March 26, 2014, 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 has 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.


Box office

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).

Critical response

Barbershop: The Next Cut has received positive reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a rating of 92%, based on 60 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 28 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews". On CinemaScore, audiences gave the film an average grade of "A-" on an A+ to F scale.

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