When Barbershop broke out as an unexpected hit in 2002, it was one of those rare movie successes with the defining trait of modesty. Modesty is an even rarer quality in sequels, but Barbershop 2 miraculously retains its predecessor’s unassuming air. As the movie once again follows the loud, passionate conversations in a South
Side Chicago shop, the movie never strains. That’s a relief, considering pulled muscles are a common sequel injury.