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Soul Men Reviews

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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
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.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
Fred Topel
Can Magazine
November 14, 2008
Bernie Mac can say MF too.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
November 14, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
November 10, 2008
This one's only fair, but it has its low-down wiles and its moments.
Read More | 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.
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
November 9, 2008
This isn't the perfect buddy flick, but "Soul Men" is a perfectly acceptable tribute to the late Bernie Mack, a talented comedian/actor who died too soon.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
November 9, 2008
A tender, tangy and wild tale in a kooky convergence of music, memory and male bonding blues. And a movie truly about lasting impressions, where you're very likely to laugh till you cry, when not the other way around.
Kam Williams
NewsBlaze
November 9, 2008
A definite plus is the sense of nostalgia generated by the movie's postscript affectionately acknowledging the passing of both Bernie Mac and Isaac Hayes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
November 7, 2008
Late great Bernie Mac's last laugh is for adults.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin McCarthy
WJFK-FM (CBS Radio)
November 7, 2008
The flick is nothing special but it is a great light for Bernie Mac to go out on. He was able to be as filthy as possible.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Wilson Morales
BlackFilm.com
November 7, 2008
'Soul Men' is not only a tribute to Mac and Hayes, but the film is also funny, often outrageously crude, and pleasurable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jason Buchanan
TV Guide
November 7, 2008
Bernie Mac's penultimate feature is a soul movie with genuine heart, a crowd-pleasing comedy that leans more heavily toward laughs for the majority of the running time, yet still manages to draw the viewer in with a slightly more earnest subplot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
November 7, 2008
So why is this film worth seeing? Because it's an ideal showcase for Mac's peerless comic chops.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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