Soulboy
Soulboy (2010)

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… More

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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

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.

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

In the end, there is something just a little too formulaic about the film.

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Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Likeable British coming-of-age drama with terrific performances, impressive production design and a superb soundtrack...

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Daily Express

Everything about SoulBoy is predictable and yet it manages to deliver a passably entertaining little slice of British entertainment.

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David Gritten
Daily Telegraph

Feels oddly detached from the compelling genre of music it claims to advocate.

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Neil Smith
Total Film

A coming-of-ager that doubles as a salute to the Northern Soul movement of the 1970s.

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Anthony Quinn
Independent

You find yourself cheering it along.

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Brian Pendreigh
Radio Times

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Theta Sigma
I got this film as a DVD as a Christmas present as I like Northern Soul music. The film is set in 1974 and predominantly set in Stoke, Joe (Martin Compston… More