Old animosities re-emerge when two estranged singers (Samuel L. Jackson, Bernie Mac) travel cross-country to perform in a tribute concert for their late band leader.
" It is not a perfect film but it is a nice, solid reminder of how great Bernie Mac was. "
" Mac was a magnetic performer with a long history of redeeming mediocre movies; unfortunately this is another one. "
" So why is this film worth seeing? Because it's an ideal showcase for Mac's peerless comic chops. "
" There's a raunchy energy to Soul Men that cannot be denied. Even if the film is derivative, predictable, visibly low-budget and crude, it's also darn funny a good deal of the time. "
" There's nothing here you haven't seen before, but the genuine and infectious chemistry between Mr. Jackson and Mr. Mac and the irresistible energy of their performances is more than enough to give the movie real heft and momentum. "
" This one's only fair, but it has its low-down wiles and its moments. "
" Considering the canvas the story provides, and the richness of the tradition it taps into, the amount and quality of the music is pretty disappointing. "
" It really is bittersweet to watch Mac in one of his final performances. He makes the most of pretty average material here. "
" Samuel L. Jackson and Bernie Mac appear to be having a good time, and for most of this raunchy, poorly orchestrated buddy comedy, that's enough. "
" Sort of a riff on The Sunshine Boys with hints of Dreamgirls, about all Malcolm D. Lee's relentlessly crass comedy has going for it are some amusing Motown-ish numbers and the chemistry between Mac and his real-life friend Samuel L. Jackson. "
" Soul Men could have been so much more. "
" Soul Men has a lot to overcome in its effort to be funny. The pall over it can be ignored only intermittently, at least for the time being. "
" Soul Men has soul, but expects too much of its charismatic stars. "
" The movie crams in myriad needless subplots -- ostensibly to provide padding, which only draws attention to how thin the original story really is. "
" The only good reason to see the otherwise dismal comedy Soul Men is to have a look at the late actor and comedian Bernie Mac in one of his final screen roles. "
" Unfortunately, [it's] not good enough to make up for the unnecessary proliferation of Viagra humor, rectal-exam jokes and comedy at the expense of women. "
" We've heard this tune before. "
" While it's a shamelessly mediocre movie, it's not mediocre in the usual ways. "
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