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Soul Food Reviews

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March 17, 2008
Soul Food aims to be a banquet of feelings, but mostly it serves up tripe.
March 12, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
January 22, 2002
Tasty, but easily forgotten.
January 1, 2000
Soul Food is certainly digestible fare but somewhat lacking in nutritional value.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
Most of his dialogue sounds like it came straight out of a mediocre made-for-cable drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 24, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
March 17, 2008
An overt desire to please often leaves Tillman relying on force-feeding techniques.
March 17, 2008
Your appetite may be blunted by the surfeit of syrup.
November 18, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
George Tillman says Soul Food is based in part on his own family, and I believe him, because he seems to know the characters so well; by the film's end, so do we.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
There's a fine line between good, solid drama and the sudsiness of a soap opera, and, although there are times when Soul Food crosses over, the movie remains predominantly on the right side.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 27, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
May 6, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
May 27, 2003
Soul Food is an appetizing dish...an ethnic dramedy served with spicy attitude
| Original Score: 3/5
September 6, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
February 27, 2002
An African American drama about the importance of ritual in holding families together.
September 23, 2003
Heartwarming but stilted domestic family drama
| Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
An attractive cast and lingering shots of artery-busting delights that amount to pigout pornography.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 17, 2008
The steaming platters of fried catfish, macaroni and cheese, sweet corn bread, and black-eyed peas that appear early and often in writer-director George Tillman Jr.'s sentimental family drama should be listed in the credits as costars.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 5, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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