• PG-13, 1 hr. 41 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Steve Miner
    In Theaters:
    Oct 24, 1986 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 19, 2002
  • New World Video

Opening

67% The Maze Runner Sep 19
65% A Walk Among the Tombstones Sep 19
53% This Is Where I Leave You Sep 19
83% Tracks Sep 19
92% The Guest Sep 17

Top Box Office

12% No Good Deed $24.3M
72% Dolphin Tale 2 $15.9M
92% Guardians of the Galaxy $8.1M
19% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $4.9M
20% Let's Be Cops $4.4M
89% The Drop $4.1M
37% If I Stay $3.9M
36% The November Man $2.8M
33% The Giver $2.6M
67% The Hundred-Foot Journey $2.4M

Coming Soon

68% The Equalizer Sep 26
70% The Boxtrolls Sep 26
86% The Two Faces of January Sep 26
—— Two Night Stand Sep 26
91% Jimi: All Is by My Side Sep 26

Premieres Tonight

26% The Mysteries of Laura: Season 1
61% Red Band Society: Season 1

New Episodes Tonight

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
83% Extant: Season 1
—— Franklin & Bash: Season 4
—— The League: Season 6
56% Legends: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

—— Brickleberry: Season 3
88% Finding Carter: Season 1
67% Matador: Season 1
60% The Mindy Project: Season 3
100% New Girl: Season 4
83% Sons of Anarchy: Season 7

Soul Man Reviews

Page 1 of 2

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Amiable but politically confused.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 4, 2009
Clint Morris
Brag Magazine

Howell is awesome in this unforgettable comedy classic

| Original Score: 3/5

February 3, 2009
Janet Maslin
New York Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

It's a blithe, silly, good-natured movie and, of its kind, quite an enjoyable one.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

May 20, 2003
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

| Original Score: 2/5

June 11, 2008
Liz Beardsworth
Empire Magazine

The comedy was out of date before they even made this, no matter how much they try and twist the ending.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

June 7, 2006

Time Out
Top Critic IconTop Critic

In the end, however, it's let down by one easy laugh too many.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com

Unreal, politically dumb premise with Howell in blackface .

| Original Score: 1/5

December 19, 2005
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

| Original Score: 2/5

August 16, 2005
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 2/5

June 18, 2005
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

| Original Score: 2/5

May 28, 2004
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

| Original Score: 1/5

May 25, 2004
Austin O'Connor
Lowell Sun

| Original Score: 0/5

May 7, 2004
Rebecca Murray
About.com

| Original Score: 1/5

September 19, 2003
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

| Original Score: 0/5

July 2, 2003

Film4

Ultimately its refusal to tackle any real issues makes this a thoroughly bland American comedy.

Full Review Source: Film4

May 24, 2003
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

| Original Score: 1/5

December 12, 2002
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 1/5

August 29, 2002
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

| Original Score: 2/5

July 26, 2002
Bob Ross
Tampa Tribune

An insult

| Original Score: 1/5

July 25, 2002
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

This is a genuinely interesting idea, filled with dramatic possibilities, but the movie approaches it on the level of a dim-witted sit-com.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 1/4

January 1, 2000
Variety Staff
Variety
Top Critic IconTop Critic

This social farce is excellently written, fast paced and intelligently directed.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2009
Page 1 of 2
Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile