Soul Men Synopsis
Estranged singers (Samuel L. Jackson, Bernie Mac) go on a reunion tour to honor their late leader.
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By James Berardinelli
There's nothing quite like watching Samuel L. Jackson and Bernie Mac performing at a hoedown and getting into it with the audience.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This movie has a lot of good music in it, some on the soundtrack, some on the screen. Jackson and Bernie Mac have enormous fun doing...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
This contemporary riff on "The Sunshine Boys" generally manages to succeed anyway, thanks to the entertaining performances by Mac and...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

Jackson gets by mostly on bluster, but that doesn't matter because he serves mostly as a foil to Mac's popeyed shake-and-bake antics.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The material doesn't consistently do justice to their talents, but the movie is worth seeing for their chemistry and for the Motown-infused...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Soul Men is a chance to salute these masters of mirth and music. Take it.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The script is basically a retread of every other AARP comedy, from "Grumpy Old Men" to "Wild Hogs." The laughs, in other words, are of the...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Needless to say, Soul Men has a lot to overcome in its effort to be funny.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
There are two reasons to put up with Soul Men, and that's the soul men themselves. Samuel L. Jackson and Bernie Mac appear to be having a...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Soul Men could have done with less amped-up abrasiveness and more soft-shoe charm.
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SOUL MEN hits middle-to-high notes! GRADE: B-minus.

Samuel L. Jackson and (the late)Bernie Mac totally clinched the comedic aspects of this fun ENTERTAINING hilarious verbally-VULGAR and sexually-graphic(some scenes) movie. It was so much fun watching...

Get your shoe soles into this movie

By jbborg
Bernie Mac was soooo funny, I had to see this one twice. Samuel L Jackson played perfectly off of him. The last time I saw him this good was in Long Kiss Goodnight. Jackson had me believing he...

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By Ez_duzit
I had smile on my face and my toe was tappin for much of the movie. Although it had quite a bit of profanity, It was appropriate for the character's in this movie. You got to understand the culture...

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By laura151
Based on the advertising and the description of thiis movie, along with the names of the actors who were in it, I thought that it would be a better and funnier movie. I was disappointed that they...


By CubeOnFire
I Loved this movie!!!! I saw it two times and plan on seeing it again!!!! Too bad they cant make a sequel. :(...

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By girlnamedronnie
This movie was better than I thought it would be. It had me laughing all through the movie. Bernie Mac left with a bang!...

Excellent movie

By hodelu
I highly recommend this movie to all to watch. The movie is not only funny, but it has moments where you see them dance, fight, and unite for a common good. In the end, they pay tribute to both...

Soul Man

By sharon-moviegoer
This movie, "The Soul Man" was funny, exciting and most wonderful movie I had seen in awhile. It was very entertaining. The language was not good, but overall the show was A+!!!!!...

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By kudzu99
The movie was very ok....dont rush to see it. Your best option wait for the dvd to come out. A few comedic moments but not there best efforts for the skills of these actors...

Truly Missed Actors

By Darkcocoa47
This movie was truly excellent! I laughed the entire time. Bernie Mac and Issac Hayes are truly missed. Great job on the last effort. There were a couple slow spots, but well worth it. I am going to...

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Rated R | For pervasive language, and sexual content including nudity
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Late great Bernie Mac's last laugh is for adults.
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