Soul Men
Soul Men (2008)

In 1965, Marcus Hooks (John Legend), Floyd Henderson (Bernie Mac), and Louis Hinds (Samuel L. Jackson) were just three kids singing doo-wop harmonies around a fire barrel when legendary record producer Willie Mitchell caught an earful of… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 10, 2009
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Critic Score: 45% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Soul Men features lively performances from Bernie Mac and Samuel L. Jackson and some hilarious moments, but ultimately suffers from an unoriginal script.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Soul Men could have been so much more.

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

It is not a perfect film but it is a nice, solid reminder of how great Bernie Mac was.

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Joshua Starnes

In the end, its lack of originality and extremely low sense of humor keep Soul Men down a lot further than it deserves. There's potential there, but it's never realized.

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Jonathan F. Richards

Considering the canvas the story provides, and the richness of the tradition it taps into, the amount and quality of the music is pretty disappointing.

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

It really is bittersweet to watch Mac in one of his final performances. He makes the most of pretty average material here.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Soul Men may get by on novelty, but what novelty!

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

This one's only fair, but it has its low-down wiles and its moments.

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Christy Lemire
Associated Press

The movie crams in myriad needless subplots -- ostensibly to provide padding, which only draws attention to how thin the original story really is.

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Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum

Be prepared to laugh out loud and move to the music as Soul Men has plenty of both to offer.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Funny, funny, funny. I nice tribute to serve as Bernie Macs last film. Highly enjoyable. My husband and I really got a kick out of this movie. It had some… More
Mister Caple
Having seen this movie,I rated it higher on the laughter scale. Not since the great Richard Pryor or to an lesser extent the late great Rudy Ray Moore has their… More
paul sandberg
both a buddy film and a road film, this comedy has its moments, but all too often it seems to forget how to be witty, so relies on funny looks and MF's by… More
Kevin M. Williams
bernie mac's swan song is capably assisted by colleague samuel l. jackson in what could be a grandchild of the hope and crosby road movies of yore and… More
Lenny Muggsy
Good plot/storyline, good duo, music, and a cameo from the late Isaac Hayes. Bad, bad script, empty. Expletives can only carry movie so far. Its weird how… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Louis: I got a life style to maintain her. Floyd: What kind of life style? You got a pantry full of dog food, and you aint got no dog. Louis: The dog's… More