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Soul Man (1986) Movie Information

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Soul Man (1986)
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Overall Rank:

26261

Avg. Rating:

1.76/4

# of Ratings:

34

Genres:

Comedy

Rating:

PG-13

Language:

English

Theater Date:

10/24/1986

Director:

Steve Miner

Actors:

C. Thomas Howell
Rae Dawn Chong
Arye Gross
James Earl Jones
Melora Hardin
Leslie Nielsen

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

A white guy overdoses on tanning pills to make himself appear black so that he can use affirmative action to get into college. -- sapien

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Matthew Brady 08/19/2015 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
1/4 

Soul Man is about a white guy overdoses on tanning pills to make himself appear black so that he can use affirmative action to get into college. Yes that's the plot to this movie and I'm more shocked that such a film like this could exist, but sadly it dose and it's horrible. Who ever came up with the idea of Soul Man should be fired and never work on a movie ever again, because Soul Man is just trash. It's unfunny, tasteless, idiotic and straight up offensive.

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Yojimbo 12/08/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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0.5/4 

Contrived schmaltzy rubbish that purports to tackle race issues but at best is superficial, at worst exploitative in its trite treatment of a serious issue.

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SIngli6 08/27/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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2/4 

'Soul Man' is quite an impressive misstep of merriness, not least because it gathers such terrific and comically gifted performers as Leslie Nielson, James Earl Jones, and C. Thomas Howell and gives them absolutely no material to work with, apart from the basic concept that 'white people are not cool'. You don't BLOODY SAY! The film hardly warranted the infamy its use of blackface brought it, but 'Soul Man' still deserves it's fair share of spiteful criticism for it's ultimately rather spectacular failure at being funny.

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sapien 04/01/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3/4 

I found this movie to both, hilarious and moving. It's a great, though unbelievable, story.

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Porkchop Express 07/11/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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1.5/4 

I don't know about anyone else but I had no problem distinguishing that C. Thomas Howell was a white dude. I don't bother yourself with this one.

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