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The story of Louis and Floyd, a popular singing duo back in the day, who went their separate ways and never spoke again. When the death of their former group leader reunites them and sends them driving cross country for a tribute concert at the legendary Apollo Theatre, they will have only five days to bury the hatchet on a twenty-year-old grudge.
Comedy Musical - This is a profanity-heavy and often raunchy comedy aimed at urban
adult audiences. Families familiar with the late Bernie Mac's sitcom
should be warned that this is definitely not a film for the whole family.
PROFANITY: Well over 30 F-words, over 30 S-words, 13 GD's, many others. SEX/NUDITY: Sex with related nudity. VIOLENCE: Fights and hits. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and tobacco. ACTION: A big fight scene. COMEDY: Lots of comic banter; sex humor; physical gags.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good No one could accuse Soul Men of originality - it cribs liberally from countless buddy films and road movies - but it offers enough energy and humor to overcome its shortcomings. The hit-to-miss quotient of the film's frequently profane and raunchy jokes is surprisingly high and the movie benefits from some well-executed R&B numbers.
Roger EbertFull Review Good This movie has a lot of good music in it, some on the soundtrack, some on the screen. Jackson and Bernie Mac have enormous fun doing intricate dance moves together. Isaac Hayes has a farewell role worthy of our memories.
USA TodayFull Review Excellent In the movie, which opens Friday, Jackson and Mac play former bandmates who embark on a zany cross-country road trip to perform at the memorial concert for their deceased lead singer.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
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Based on a theater exit polling of 22 moviegoers:
ADULTS:Five of the eight males loved "Soul Men." Two rated it as above average, which is very good. About half of the females enjoyed it very much. Most of the remaining half rated it good/average, which is decent.