Please enter your email address and we will email you a new password. Critics Consensus: Jackson and some hilarious moments, but ultimately suffers from an unoriginal script. Critic Consensus: 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.
This one's only fair, but it has its low-down wiles and its moments. It is not a perfect film but it is a nice, solid reminder of how great Bernie Mac was. It really is bittersweet to watch Mac in one of his final performances. He makes the most of pretty average material here. The movie crams in myriad needless subplots -- ostensibly to provide padding, which only draws attention to how thin the original story really is.
In the end, its lack of originality and extremely low sense of humor keep Soul Men down a lot further than it deserves. There's potential there, but it's never realized. Be prepared to laugh out loud and move to the music as Soul Men has plenty of both to offer. I think not. The filmmakers chose to go too often to the well, I mean the toilet, for inspiration.
Funny, funny, funny. I nice tribute to serve as Bernie Macs last film. Highly enjoyable. My husband and I really got a kick out of this movie. It had some really fun songs, too.source link
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So much of this film seems pasted together and you feel that, in spite of this being Bernie's last film, this was pretty much paint by the numbers, and just about everyone's hearts weren't in it. Sloppy is a good way to describe the direction - flashbacks of "previous" scenes, that were actually on the cutting room floor parred with a "just keep the camera rolling and something magical will happen" feel, keep this film tethered to the ground, where it could have soared.
There are some nifty period soul tunes by Stanley Clark, and a nice premise, but oddly for "soul men" no soul. I truly question how a film about a soul singing act, and with such talented musicians involved the aforementioned Clark as well as Issak Hayes , can be lazy enough to suggest that in 3 different towns a back up band shows up from out of nowhere, instantly knowing all the dudes' material and performing flawlessly. Uh, don't think so Sparky. Using the rehearsing of various backup bands could have been mined for humor as well as giving the film a more authentic feel. What a waste of two very talented actors.
Bad, bad script, empty. Expletives can only carry movie so far. Its weird how this was the last thing both Mac and Hayes worked with, soul is dangerous. Having seen this movie,I rated it higher on the laughter scale. Not since the great Richard Pryor or to an lesser extent the late great Rudy Ray Moore has their been a comedian like Bernie Mac that can take a vulgarity into a great conversation.
Soul Men works on both levels,because for one,it has the ability to take any random series of insults and off the chain vulgar words and quickly shape them into a beautiful sculpture of apoplectic hatred,a rare skill that is fading fast from the film industry. It is riveting funny as hell to just watch people like this argue. The other is this Jackson and Bernie Mac are two of the best cussers in Hollywood and not since the days of Richard Pryor has there ever been anything like it since. However,the performances between Samuel L.
Jackson and the late Bernie Mac are brilliant in every detail. Top Box Office.
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Release Date: Also Known As: Filming Locations: Opening Weekend USA: Gross USA: Production Co: Sound Mix: Edit Did You Know? Trivia Bernie Mac and Isaac Hayes died just one day apart. Mac died on August 9, , and Hayes died on August Goofs When Louis and Floyd first put on their old suits to perform, Floyd's jacket rips up the back. When they appear on stage, Floyd's jacket is not ripped. Quotes Louis Hinds: Floyd Henderson: Well, I guess you don't give a fuck about the money then, huh? Louis Hinds: What money? It's a funeral! Don't nobody get paid to sing at no damn funeral!
How much? Forty grand. No, down the middle. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, NO. That ain't even enough.
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Floyd and Louis rehash all their old differences, and encounter some remarkably friendly women including Jennifer Coolidge , Stifler's mom. They have adventures. The beloved Caddy, with absolute inevitability, is damaged. Their spirits lift and they do one of their old routines.
The trio is re-formed by adding a young singer, Cleo Sharon Leal , who may have more to do with the trio's history than anybody realizes. At the Apollo, the reunion with Marcus and their big stage entrance are interestingly linked. 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. Of the actors, only John Legend is a little stiff, although he goes through a timeline of costumes and hair styles in the flashbacks. You want a good time? You want to say goodbye to Bernie Mac? He wants to say goodbye to you. It features bold horizontal stripes of green and glittering gold. With FilmStruck gone and no real alternative filling the void at present, Amazon is in a prime position to grab up fa Reviews Soul Men.
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