Released Year: 2008
Runtime: 100 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Directors: Malcolm D. Lee
Writers: Robert Ramsey, Matthew Stone
Casts: Samuel L. Jackson, Bernie Mac, Sharon Leal, Adam Herschman, Sean Hayes, Affion Crockett, Fatso-Fasano, Jackie Long, Mike Epps, John Legend, Isaac Hayes, Vanessa del Rio, P.J. Byrne, Ken Davitian, Jennifer Coolidge
IMDB: Soul Men (2008) - IMDB
IMDB Rating: 6.2
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 5
Chicago Sun-Times -
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.
There's nothing quite like watching Samuel L. Jackson and Bernie Mac performing at a hoedown and getting into it with the audience.
Rolling Stone -
Soul Men is a chance to salute these masters of mirth and music. Take it.
USA Today -
The material doesn't consistently do justice to their talents, but the movie is worth seeing for their chemistry and for the Motown-infused soundtrack.
Soul Men (2008)
When R&B legend Marcus Hooks dies suddenly, VH-1 invites his original back up duo, Floyd Henderson and Louis Hinds, 'The Real Deal,' to appear at a memorial tribute at the Apollo Theater. Floyd, who's bored in retirement, wants this more than anything; Louis, a philosophical ex-con, does not. Plus, there's bad blood between them (Louis's wife Odetta left him to marry Floyd - then left Floyd). Floyd begs, Louis consents but won't fly, so they leave L.A. in Floyd's flashy Cadillac with five days to get to New York. On the road, they must get back their vocal chops, renew their friendship, and sort out the past. With Floyd's bad hip and Louis's bad kidneys, will they even make it?