There’s a plot – in which a restless entrepreneur (Ice Cube) regrettably sells his late father’s title business – but Barbershop doesn’t really need one. Its best
moments are those spent eavesdropping on the conversations, arguments and debates the barbers
have with their customers and with each other. The result is a feel-good glimpse at a corner of black culture, one that occasionally even echoes the comic insight of Spike Lee’s great Do the Right Thing.