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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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 19, 2010
DVD Release Date: July 14, 2015
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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

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

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Matthew Turner

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

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Daily Express (UK)

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 (UK)

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 (UK)

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: 48% 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