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The intriguing genesis, impassioned adherents and unique fashions and dance moves of the Northern Soul scene make it one of the most fascinating of British youth culture movements -- not to mention the music it celebrates, which is quite simply some of the greatest ever made. Shimmy Marcus' dynamic and satisfying coming-of-age film is set right at the pulsing heart of the craze, and features a great UK cast.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Even though the plot of this 1970s-set drama is a bit simplistic, the film is sweet and surprisingly dramatic, holding our attention because of the energetic, good-looking cast. Plus all those groovy outfits and songs."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"In the end, there is something just a little too formulaic about the film."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Likeable British coming-of-age drama with terrific performances, impressive production design and a superb soundtrack..."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"Everything about SoulBoy is predictable and yet it manages to deliver a passably entertaining little slice of British entertainment."
‑ , Daily Express
"Feels oddly detached from the compelling genre of music it claims to advocate."
‑ David Gritten, Daily Telegraph
"A coming-of-ager that doubles as a salute to the Northern Soul movement of the 1970s."
‑ Neil Smith, Total Film
"You find yourself cheering it along."
‑ Anthony Quinn, Independent
"It's more than a little clichéd, with a disco-floor bully who's straight out of panto, but the music and period detail will help take your mind off such deficiencies."
‑ Brian Pendreigh, Radio Times
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