Soul Food Synopsis
Sisters (Vanessa L. Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long) deal with family and romantic crises.
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90

Chicago Reader

By Lisa Alspector
Director George Tillman Jr.'s screenplay covers an array of events in the characters' lives so replete with drama it could easily be too...
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90

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Humor, sentiment and melodrama strike a balance as he brings to life nine major characters and a host of others as well.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
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...
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75

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
But it's also old-fashioned family drama that invites audience participation ("Don't you go making eyes at your cousin's husband, you little...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
The result is a lovely wash of humanity, served with affection.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Soul Food stays a cut above the average melodrama by keeping the characters grounded and the situations from becoming too ripe.
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75

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
Nothing too fancy or ambitious. Instead, writer-director George Tillman Jr. serves up down-home fare that enriches the heart and leaves you...
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
In the tradition of such food-as-love films as "Eat Drink Man Woman" and "Big Night", kitchen work is idealized as a form of communion in...
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60

Empire

Echoes of "Waiting To Exhale" are obvious, but this is a more smiley affair altogether, with perhaps a spoonful too much sugar stirred in...
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40

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
What Soul Food lacks in narrative originality and flourish it nicely makes up for with wonderful performances by a large ensemble cast.
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