Heart and Souls (1993)




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Heart and Souls is an odd reincarnation comedy about a man (Robert Downey Jr.) who has been haunted his entire life by four souls (Charles Grodin, Kyra Sedgewick, Alfre Woodard, Tom Sizemore), who are only visible to himself, and who all died in a bus accident on the night that he was born. Once he becomes a man, he is forced to finish what they could not complete, and each of the four souls inhabits his body at different times as he attempts to take care of their business.

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Brent Maddock, S.S. Wilson, Gregory Hansen
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 17, 1998
MCA Universal Home Video - Official Site



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Critic Reviews for Heart and Souls

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (7)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Full Review… | August 13, 1993
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 27, 2009
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

I have remained fond of Heart and Souls, despite its annoying power to leave not a dry eye in the house.

Full Review… | March 18, 2010
Combustible Celluloid

Nice ensemble fantasy-comedy with Robert Downey.

June 12, 2005

Audience Reviews for Heart and Souls

Probably the most bizarre normal movie i've ever come in contact with. It has some truly nutty and flat out weird moments, but when you have a ghost premise it all becomes subjective as to what you should expect. Robert Downey Jr. really doesn't get the credit he deserves for his multiple performances. Not only does he play a very great mid-nineties yuppie, but equally convincing interpretations of the four ghosts. His middle aged black lady is my favorite, but sexed up Kyra Sedgwick is almost just as good. The story is totally unique, no other ghost movie really tries to do what this did. It presents the idea of an unfinished life in a way that makes the viewer want to take advantage of the time they have.

Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

Robert Downey, Jr. Lyte. A cute but unexceptional offering from the director of Tremors and City Slickers.

Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

Funny and so moving in the end. Great cast and, did I mention, funny.

Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

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