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Soul Men Reviews

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September 15, 2015
Good movie. Have on DVD.
September 11, 2015
The pairing of Samuel L.Jackson and Bernie Mac did ignite each of their comedic abilities to a reasonable extent but the actors' bitter chemistry did run out of steam as the plot eventually succumbs to low-budget twists and humour. The real soul of this film is in seeing the late Bernie Mac perform for the last time, a performance not demonstrating his best material but one delivering enough smiles and chuckles to make it worth the effort.
September 8, 2015
WOW.......WOW......WOW......WOW.....WOW.....JUST SEEN THIS MOVIE 4 THE 1ST TIME N THINK THAT THIS IS SUCH AN ENJOYABLE MOVIE 2 WATCH......ITS GOT SUCH A GOOD CAST OF ACTORS/ACTRESSES THROUGHOUT THIS MOVIE.....I THINK THAT Samuel l Jackson, Bernie mac (.R.I.P.), Sharon leal, sean hayes, Isaac hayes (From the brilliant tv series south park, .R.I.P.), play good roles/parts throughout this movie......I think that this is such really funny movie 2 watch, its got such a fantastic cast throughout this movie......I think that this is such a really sad movie 2 watch as This was Bernie Mac's last film appearance; he died on August 9, 2008.

Both Bernie Mac and Isaac Hayes died in unrelated circumstances on August 9 and 10 of 2008, respectively. Director Lee said the film was heavily re-edited to soften the tone of the film, as a tribute to the two actors.

The score for the film was composed by Stanley Clarke. The title song, "Soul Music" by Anthony Hamilton, which serves as the fictional trio's 1969 hit single, was written and produced by Frank Fitzpatrick. The official soundtrack was released November 4, 2008 by Stax Records, and features music by John Legend, Isaac Hayes, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, and others.

the whole cast is::

Samuel L. Jackson as Louis Hinds
Bernie Mac as Floyd Henderson
Sharon Leal as Cleo Whitfield
Sean Hayes as Danny Epstein
Affion Crockett as Lester "The Court Jester"
Adam Herschman as Phillip
Fatso-Fasano as Pay-Pay
Jackie Long as Zig-Zag
John Legend as Marcus Hooks
Jennifer Coolidge as Rosalee
Isaac Hayes as Himself
Mike Epps as Duane Henderson
Millie Jackson as Floyd's ex
Sara Erikson as Chastity
Vanessa del Rio as the full figured neighbor
Randy Jackson as The Narrator (voice

Soul Men received generally mixed reviews from film critics. Based on 99 reviews, Rotten Tomatoes reported that 44% of critics stated that Soul Men features lively performances from Bernie Mac and Samuel L. Jackson, and some hilarious moments, but ultimately suffers from an unoriginal script. On Metacritic, another review aggretator, reported that critics gave the film an average score of 49/100, based on 23 reviews.

The film opened at #6 with $5,000,000 behind Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Changeling, High School Musical 3: Senior Year, Role Models, and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (which Bernie Mac was also in). At the conclusion of its domestic theatrical run on February 5, 2009, the film's gross was $12,082,391 which makes the film a flop.

man this is such an entertaining movie 2 watch, its got such a fantastic cast throughout this movie......I think that this is such an entertaining movie 2 watch, it is such a sad movie 2 watch as it is both Isaac hayes, Bernie mac's last movie, but it is such a fantastic enjoyable comedy movie 2 watch with a great cast throughout this movie......WARNING YOU HAVE GOT TO WATCH THE END OF THE CREDITS THROUGHOUT THIS MOVIE AS SOMETHING HAPPENS AT THE END OF THE CREDITS THROUGHOUT THIS MOVIE........
November 19, 2011
Typical, yet really enjoyable!
½ April 15, 2015
Not bad for a few chuckles. I liked it more than I figured I might due to a decent plot accompanied by Jackson and Mac's good chemistry and twisting storyline.
Super Reviewer
January 25, 2009
A music comedy movie with Samuel L Jackson (appears in every movie these days) Bernie Mac (RIP) and a cameo role by Isaac Hayes (RIP). 2 former soul singers reunites after many years.. Some funny scenes in this flick and Bernie made most of them. Its more of a lighthearted movie than a true comedy actually in my opinion. The movie ends up just in the average rate , could have been better but its still a watchable movie.
April 7, 2012
Awhh, Bernie Mac's last movie. I really want to see it. Bernie Mac is such a funny and gifted actor, and so is Samuel L. Jackson. This movie looks like something that I would definitely enjoy. (:
½ March 5, 2009
A black Blues Brothers minus laughs but with added profanity. Totally unoriginal.
½ January 7, 2012
Soul Men has some funny moments and great performances by Bernie Mac and Samuel L. Jackson, but it relies heavily on some repetitive jokes, gross out gags, and having two foul mouthed dudes yell the F-word at one another constantly. It earns its R-rating, but it's just not that funny.
½ November 14, 2013
Although the conventional plot dampens the films impact, the ultra talented cast raise the film to a new level. It's nice to see Hayes and Mac doing what they do best and just enjoying themselves before their untimely passings.
November 12, 2013
Good movie!! The movie is funny at times!! The cast is fantastic and gave great performances!!
September 27, 2013
A Rip-Roaring Road Movie, Which Is The Last Film Bernie Mac Had Filmed Before His Death. Stars Bernie Mac & Samuel L. Jackson Are On Top Comedic Form, In This Hysterical & Heart-warming Film.
February 16, 2009
Worth it just to see Bernie Mac and Samuel L. Jackson playing off each other so well.
June 19, 2013
I Like Samuel L. Jackson.
½ June 13, 2013
Not bad for a few chuckles. I liked it more than I figured I might due to a decent plot accompanied by Jackson and Mac's good chemistry and twisting storyline.
May 17, 2013
Be prepared to laugh out loud and move to the music as Soul Men has plenty of both to offer.
½ May 16, 2013
Kinda funny, yet I thought it was poorly directed. RIP Bernie Mac!
½ March 13, 2009
funny and easy watching. two background singers trying to get their second chance in their solo singer tribute. way there is not that easy and gives lots of surprises!
November 9, 2008
Well-directed, delivered what it pledged. The bad words flew bubble pipe style sometimes. Takes you back to '79 or so with the music though not too awash in old schoolness. An overall intelligent but edgy script.
Super Reviewer
November 11, 2008
Soul Men was a film that was racked with problems right from the start. Originally the film kept getting pushed back because of a law suit by the R&B group, Sam & David, which claimed it to be a farce on their life story. The group also accused the producers of copyright infringement for using their style and the title of one of their songs, "Soul Man". The law suit was finally settled and the movie was released in 2008. Then, days before the films release, two of it's stars, Bernie Mac and Issac Hayes, died on back to back days, a tragedy that created a public relations nightmare. For those reasons, this film wasn't widely distributed or advertised, which is a shame because it was one terrific film. The story starts 30 years after a legendary R&B group, Marcus Hooks & The Real Deal, broke up. We see the remaining members, Samuel L. Jackson in trouble with the law, and Bernie Mac, living in a retirement community, when they learn about the sudden death of Hooks. Record executives, quick to capitalize on his death, organize a tribute show at the Apollo in New York, and invite the Real Deal to participate. This means that two men who hate each other and haven't performed in almost 30 years, need to get their act together in a hurry if they want the big pay day and a chance at a come back. The film is an absolute riot, with Mac as the old lonely man and Jackson as the bitter forgotten convict. Their chemistry was nothing short of amazing and the big surprise was that both men can actually sing and dance! Even though they must have said mother f'er about a thousand times, I found the film to be very clever, funny, and original. If it wasn't for all the problems it had, this movie would have done much better than it did and it is without a doubt, worth watching.
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