On Election Day, 1968, a hairdresser and ladies' man is too busy cutting hair and dealing with his various girlfriends and his mistress, whose husband he meets and finds out is having an affair with his ex-girlfriend.
- " Shampoo, made in 1975 but set in 1968, the night before Richard Nixon's election to the presidency, was directed by Hal Ashby and written by Robert Towne and Warren Beatty, who may have produced one of the best scripts in the last three decades. " – Carina Chocano (Los Angeles Times)
- " Under Hal Ashby's direction, Shampoo is exceptionally well-acted, and looks like it was a lot of fun to make. Still, it's more a comedy of human observation than laugh-out-loud funny. " – **
Matthew Kennedy** (Bay Area Reporter)
- " It's rare for a Hollywood film to have a single decent part for a woman: four great ones is unheard of. And all the female leads are spectacular, giving performances on par with the best of their careers. " – Gary Mairs (culturevulture.net)