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Soul Plane Review

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

  • 2.0

    out of 100

    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 38

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    With its excessive sleaze and gross-out gags, Soul Plane overshoots effective spoofery. Mostly it's a foul, eye-rolling experience.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Sheri Linden

    Starts out as an exuberant romp but soon gets trapped in a holding pattern of dumb sex and toilet jokes.

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  • 42

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Scott Brown

    If you're looking for comic insights beyond the well-documented ass differential between whites and blacks, well, golly, you ought to try another carrier.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

not for kids

Raunchy comedy for adults only.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has a great deal of vulgar humor and crude material that may be offensive to some audiences. The movie walks a very thin line between breaking down stereotypes with humor and perpetuating them to get a cheap laugh, sometimes crossing it altogether. The movie includes strong, frequent profanity, including "bitch" and the "N" word. The treatment of the movie's gay character is a lipsticked caricature who's the target -- not the source -- of punchlines. There's a high level of very explicit sexual humor throughout the film. Sexual acts are described in great detail, and a frolicking couple attempt to have sex in every area of the plane. Characters partake of drugs, drink heavily to drown sorrows, and refer to "playa" lifestyles in nothing but positive terms. On the other hand, Nashawn's decision to do give something back to the community and to take responsibility for his actions is an important theme of the movie.

  • Families can talk about how some of the other characters respond to his decisions and how the other characters do or do not take responsibility themselves. Families could choose five different characters and discuss the stereotypes that they represent, in particular how these caricatures might limit how we see the person as a whole. Also, what value does humor have in this movie for tackling issues that are difficult to discuss?

What to watch for
  • violence false0

    Violence: Comic peril and tension.

  • sex false5

    Sex: Extremely explicit sexual humor, references, situations.

  • language false5

    Language: Very strong language including racial epithets.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Drinking and drug use.