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Soul Food Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    68

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    In the tradition of such food-as-love films as "Eat Drink Man Woman" and "Big Night", kitchen work is idealized as a form of communion in this indulgently nostalgic story -- deep-fried with plot, script, and character cliches but honey glazed with goodwill...

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  • 75

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    Soul Food stays a cut above the average melodrama by keeping the characters grounded and the situations from becoming too ripe.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA Today Susan Wloszczyna

    Nothing too fancy or ambitious. Instead, writer-director George Tillman Jr. serves up down-home fare that enriches the heart and leaves you satisfied if stuffed. [26Sep1997 Pg.06.D]

  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    George Tillman says Soul Food is based in part on his own family, and I believe him, because he seems to know the characters so well; by the film's end, so do we.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    Humor, sentiment and melodrama strike a balance as he brings to life nine major characters and a host of others as well.

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