Soul Kitchen
Soul Kitchen (2010)

Celebrated filmmaker Fatih Akin, known for celebrated dramas like HEAD-ON and THE EDGE OF HEAVEN, serves up a delightfully fresh comedy with his latest award-winning film. SOUL KITCHEN is a delicious, free spirited story of food, friends,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: August 20, 2010
DVD Release Date: December 21, 2010
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Derek Elley

Nicely cast ensembler, centered on a hopelessly disorganized eatery owner and peopled by a weird collection of lovable eccentrics, is pacey entertainment that hardly puts a foot wrong.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Akin's earlier films were dramas, and he hasn't remade himself as a master of comedy, but even when the gags fall flat the vibe is agreeable.

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Laura Kern
Film Comment Magazine

Like the aphrodisiac-spiked dessert that Shayn prepares one night, the movie's effects may not linger long, but they are feverishly fun and guilt-free while they last.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Akin perfectly captures the antic pace, eccentric personalities, and fickle fortunes of the restaurant game, and his vision of the Soul Kitchen as an all-night bacchanal is irresistible.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

The slapsticky tone of Akin's latest work is more anarchic than heavenly, but the picture has its screwball charms.

John Esther
UR Chicago Magazine

Baked with a lot of lousy music, weak acting, clichéd characters and tropes, 'Soul Kitchen' fails to display any of Akin's talents found in 'Head-On' or 'The Edge of Heaven'

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Ray Bennett
Hollywood Reporter

Tasty concoction about a young man's frenetic struggle to keep his offbeat restaurant going.

Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

Soul Kitchen, which features a soundtrack laden with American soul and R&B standards, was a hit in Europe, and I suspect many American moviegoers will respond to it as well.

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Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

Akin has infused his film with so much goodwill and humanity that you swallow every overcooked twist and turn.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Perry
A real sleeper, great movie. For Zinos the restauranteur, in his run-down, bland Soul Kitchen in Hamburg's industrial district, things just keep going… More
Reza Mohseni
Since Fatih Akin has chosen a humorous style for story telling in Soul Kitchen,the movie doesnt take itself seriously and it rips your ass with… More
Stefanie C
Akin delivers a fresh, light-hearted comedy with his cast of regulars. I would have liked to see more of Birol Unel's intensity, but this was nicely… More
Elvira B
<p>Although it isn't laugh-out-loud funny, Fatih Akin (director of the amazing Head On)'s attempt at comedy is fresh and fun and maintains his… More
Cynthia S.
Super witty, and fun, foreign romp with excellent music direction and a great supporting cast. So if you find yourself pouring over, and desperately sifting… More
Walter M.
In "Soul Kitchen," Zinos(Adam Bousdoukos) owns a restaurant that specializes in serving comfort food in Hamburg. He decides to provide a non-existent… More