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Soul Plane (2004)

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18

Average Rating: 3.6/10
Reviews Counted: 99
Fresh: 18 | Rotten: 81

A raunchy sendup of Airplane! that never really takes off.

13

Average Rating: 3.9/10
Critic Reviews: 30
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 26

A raunchy sendup of Airplane! that never really takes off.

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Average Rating: 2.8/5
User Ratings: 60,087

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Movie Info

After an excruciatingly humiliating in-flight experience that culminated in a messy breakup and the untimely death of a dog, Nashawn Wade (Kevin Hart) sues the airline for all it's worth. This turns out to be a more than profitable move on his part; the lawsuit brings him a settlement in the hefty amount of 600 million dollars. Eager to prevent his experience from happening to another -- and perfectly willing to reap the financial benefits of the cash cow he believes his plan to be -- Nashawn

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Comedy

Chuck Wilson, Bo Zenga

Sep 7, 2004

$13.9M

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All Critics (108) | Top Critics (33) | Fresh (18) | Rotten (81) | DVD (20)

Long before landing, the movie's tireless minstrel-show mentality sends it into a nosedive.

June 2, 2004 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
L.A. Weekly
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This nearly plotless movie follows the maiden voyage of NWA (a moniker that seems to be the extent of the film's wit) through a torrent of stale ghetto jokes in the vein exhausted years ago by the Wayans brothers.

June 1, 2004 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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An hour and a half of real airplane turbulence is better than sitting through the bad, offensive material that makes up Soul Plane.

May 28, 2004 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
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Makes up for what it lacks in genuine humor by overdosing viewers with outrageous sexuality and outsize stereotypes.

May 28, 2004 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
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Sloppy, uneven, vulgar, lowbrow and often very funny, Jessy Terrero's debut movie might be called Airport Car Wash Scary Movie.

May 28, 2004 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
Toronto Star
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No doubt Soul Plane sounds more offensive than it is when seen. That doesn't make it more than passable burlesque, but burlesque has its place, too.

May 28, 2004 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
Seattle Times
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Raunchy comedy for adults only.

December 28, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Soul Plane is like seeing an uncomfortably unfunny stand-up comedy routine acted out and stretched to a feature-length film.

September 29, 2006 Full Review Source: Lawrence.com

Surprisingly enough (in fact, I am shocked), this film gets a lot of laughs.

June 26, 2005 Full Review Source: FromTheBalcony

...it's hard not to be offended by a sequence in which an Arab man boards the airplane - much to the shock and horror of everyone around him.

October 31, 2004 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

How best to explain a film this mean-spirited, this unfunny--this dispiriting?

September 28, 2004 Full Review Source: Film Freak Central
Film Freak Central

A s******ing style of humour that might have seemed funny in theory, but virtually nothing sparks on screen.

September 19, 2004 Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall
Shadows on the Wall

Nothing more than racial stereotype after racial stereotype.

September 17, 2004 Full Review Source: CinemaBlend.com
CinemaBlend.com

Come back the Wayans Brothers, all is forgiven. Even Scary Movie 2.

August 19, 2004 Full Review Source: BBC

Cries out for the guiding hand of one of the Zucker Brothers or, even better, a genuine satirist like John Ridley, who wrote the subversive Undercover Brother.

August 8, 2004 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

The Airplane! formula gets reworked as a raunchy sendup of black racial stereotypes, but the movie has an aura of bad sketch comedy.

June 16, 2004 Full Review

Uneven, but often very funny.... When it spoofs black culture, the movie connects solidly.

June 12, 2004 Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com
EricDSnider.com

Outrageous and sporadically funny [but] just wait for video.

June 9, 2004 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
Internet Reviews

The lesson of Soul Plane: Being white is so much less fun than being black.

June 8, 2004 Full Review Source: Film Snobs
Film Snobs

Come fly with me? Thanks, no, I'd rather pay cross-country cab fare.

June 5, 2004 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

Stoners will enjoy; everyone else should stay home and watch "Chappelle's Show".

June 3, 2004 Full Review Source: Los Angeles CityBeat

...a hideous hip hop spoof of the most disposable kind. This is the worst kind of racial rubbish suited appropriately for the barf bag.

June 3, 2004 Full Review Source: Movie Eye
Movie Eye

The makers of Soul Plane simply have no taste -- and they try to make up for it by demonstrating that they also have no talent.

June 2, 2004 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

The writers should be ashamed of themselves, not only for a lazy script that staggers between brain dead crudity and cheap sentiment but for reinforcing infinite stereotypes.

June 2, 2004 Full Review Source: Creative Loafing
Creative Loafing

Audience Reviews for Soul Plane

one of the stupidest movies i've seen in my life but oddly entertaining.
June 7, 2007
jennifxu

Super Reviewer

One of the more ridiculous films I've ever seen. When it comes to "airplane comedies", the original "Airplane" from the 70's comes to mind. This to me is the industry standard and any aviation comedy that is released will be judged in comparison. "Soul Plane" has some entertaining moments and the idea of a tripped out plane is cool at first, but it wears out its welcome quickly. I did like watching Sofia Vergara...what man wouldn't? :)
March 29, 2010
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George Kiriyama

Super Reviewer

I had the extreme misfortune to watch this. It is in my list of the worst 5 movies ever (Juno tops it). It is not funny at all and is boring as hell. My brother and mum think it's hilarious, but they're idiots.
December 11, 2008
MightySparks

Super Reviewer

snoop dogg as a pilot smoking blunts and shit was enough alone to keep me laughing thru this surprisingly funny movie
March 5, 2008
leekyle1968

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