Soul Men Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
March 30, 2011
In the end, its lack of originality and extremely low sense of humor keep Soul Men down a lot further than it deserves. There's potential there, but it's never realized.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
February 4, 2009
Soul Men may get by on novelty, but what novelty!
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum
January 4, 2009
Be prepared to laugh out loud and move to the music as Soul Men has plenty of both to offer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
December 28, 2008
Are there two other actors who are able to utter the word 'motherf**ker' with such forceful comic authority? I think not.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dan Lybarger
eFilmCritic.com
December 10, 2008
The filmmakers chose to go too often to the well, I mean the toilet, for inspiration.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Frank Wilkins
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
November 21, 2008
'Soul Men' is a mediocre film at best, buoyed by the abrasive chemistry of Bernie Mac and Samuel L. Jackson.
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
November 21, 2008
Awkwardly sentimental but nevertheless sharply spry in song and sass, Lee's acid-tongued Soul Men certainly have something to sing about.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
November 17, 2008
Soul Men spins an erratic tune.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Stephen Silver
The Trend
November 14, 2008
Mostly, the film works, due largely to the bickering, grumpy-old-men dynamic between the two leads.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Fred Topel
Can Magazine
November 14, 2008
Bernie Mac can say MF too.
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
November 14, 2008
Sam Jackson and Bernie Mac look positively pained when they squeeze into Pip-like suits and begin to sing.
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
November 14, 2008
Nothing great comedy or drama happens in Soul Men. The pleasure comes in seeing Samuel L. Jackson and the late Bernie Mac do their stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
November 14, 2008
...a bittersweet pleasure thanks to the two stars.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
November 13, 2008
Soul Men could have been so much more.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
November 12, 2008
This may not be a great movie, but I still couldn't help falling in love with it.
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November 10, 2008
Considering the canvas the story provides, and the richness of the tradition it taps into, the amount and quality of the music is pretty disappointing.
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
November 10, 2008
This one's only fair, but it has its low-down wiles and its moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies
November 10, 2008
It is not a perfect film but it is a nice, solid reminder of how great Bernie Mac was.
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Ben Lyons
At the Movies
November 10, 2008
It really is bittersweet to watch Mac in one of his final performances. He makes the most of pretty average material here.
November 9, 2008
...a sweet and occasionally funny, but over-amped and limply constructed comedy...
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