Soul Reviews

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January 26, 2021
Doctor, Powers and Mike Jones have written a sweet, simple, happy, sad, soul-stirring story that reminds you that every now and then that it's important to stop and smell the flowers.
January 25, 2021
Even with the film's bid for a suspension of racial disbelief, the racial-passing narrative in the second act of Soul is acutely bizarre.
January 22, 2021
An entertaining, exuberant effort about our existence with comedic shenanigans, deep thoughts and wondrous imagination.
January 22, 2021
It's funny, and it's imaginative, but it's also just very, very real.
January 14, 2021
Soul is nuanced and layered, but it's not perfect. Yet, despite the serious themes, the richness of the narrative and the stunning jazz score make it more than worthwhile.
January 12, 2021
It's some of the most striking work that Pixar has ever turned in.
January 12, 2021
The meaning of "Soul" also comes through in the pointillist realism of Pixar. As delightful as its imagery of the afterlife is, the best stuff might be back on Earth.
January 12, 2021
In the absence of transcendence, Terry tickled me into giggles. That'll do just fine.
January 4, 2021
You can tell this is a movie where they put a lot of thought into what they wanted to take away from the message about souls and about what unites us... I think it is just an absolutely beautiful film.
December 30, 2020
I'm a fan for a number of reasons...it popped in a really remarkable way...
December 30, 2020
Music wallpapers every frame of Soul, with Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross sure to be nominated for another Oscar for their jazz-infused score.
December 29, 2020
Toggling between the two worlds, Soul finds a near extraordinary visual and sonic landscape.
December 29, 2020
I feel like an ingrate as I complain about a mainstream Disney release that doesn't talk down to its audience, a Trojan horse of philosophizing packaged as shiny entertainment. But as much as I was intrigued by Soul, I didn't actually enjoy the experience
December 29, 2020
It's easy to become blase about the visual brilliance, both technical and artistic, of Pixar's output, but Soul really is a treat for the eyes.
December 29, 2020
In its attempt to provide clever answers to unknowable questions, Soul just makes everything more confusing.
December 29, 2020
Soul adopts many of the elements and ideas that have made Pixar films so beloved over the years.
December 29, 2020
Qualms aside, Soul is one of the more thought-provoking Pixar releases in years.
December 29, 2020
My favorite part was the earth-bound stuff, which featured one of the most evocative renderings of New York City I've ever seen on film, animated or not.
December 29, 2020
Soul looks astonishing throughout, a triumph of technical achievement, but it's not matched by clarity of story. It feels like there are too many cooks -- or to use the film's own metaphor, too many band members playing a different tune.
December 28, 2020
The ambition of Docter's world building is laudable. And the smaller, human narrative he tries to tell within that universe is sweet and charming. But given its vast canvas, Soul sometimes struggles to focus on that more intimate story.
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