Why just fly when you can soar with soul! An all-star cast, including Tom Arnold, Kevin Hart and hip-hop superstars Method Man and Snoop Dogg, takes to the skies in this "relentlessly raunchy" (The New York Times) comedy a... more »bout a full-service airline complete with sexy stewardesses, a mack casino and the hottest dance club at 30,000 feet. Departing on its maiden voyage from the all-new Terminal X in Los Angeles, Soul Plane is a raucous ride that gives "fly" a whole new meaning!« less
2-1/2 stars -- Some funny moments, but really a stupid movie
Anthony Rupert | Milwaukee, WI | 04/12/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I saw this movie with really no high expectations because, well, it features mostly rappers -- most notably Method Man and Snoop Dogg. Basically, the movie is about a regular guy, Dakwon (Kevin Hart), who gets injured on an airplane; then he sues and wins a big cash settlement, and he decided to start his own airline, NWA Airlines, with the money.Like I said in the title, there ARE some funny moments in here, like when Snoop Dogg, who plays the pilot, says he's afraid of heights. But the movie starts to get really crazy when you see what's going on in different parts of the plane. Not that the craziness isn't funny, but it's like this: in one wing you see passengers riding in the seats; then in another wing you see a bar; then in ANOTHER wing there's a strip club; and in STILL another wing there's a casino, and I'm like, "How big IS this plane?"As far as the cast goes, I have no idea how Tom Arnold got in this movie. And the idea of his wife, son and daughter catching "jungle fever" (the son discovering hip-hop music and style; the wife and daughter picking up black men) is kind of played out -- especially since the way in which each of these things happen is semi-funny rather than COMPLETELY funny. And Method Man's acting performance in this movie was about as interesting as his performance in Belly.Speaking of Belly, this seems like another instance where a hip-hop video director tried to make a movie look like a lengthened version of one of his/her videos (it was directed by Jessy Terrero). That probably explains all the cameos, like D.L. Hughley as the bathroom attendant and John Witherspoon (what would a Black movie be without him?) as the blind man. This movie IS silly as probably planned, but I still think you can skip it.Anthony Rupert"
A fun ride!!!
Mark Twain | 08/17/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Soul Plane does not make any sense. It's an Airplane wannabe with a ghetto twist and half the laughs. It's stirred controversy in the black community by being called 'racist' and an insult to black people. But it's still a pretty fun ride, and not very racist at all. While the humor is crass and edgy, I think it was all played for laughs and not meant to be taken seriously. And while the film was stupid and idiotic, it managed to entertain. It's 90 minutes of silly entertainment, not to be given much thought to. Rather, it's a chance to suspend disbelief, relax, and escape into the zaniness. People are taking this film a little too seriously. It's not meant for that, it's meant to be a light, fluffy, and zany comedy with some crude homor thrown in. For that, it succeeds. I won't remember this film tomorrow, but I enjoyed it while it lasted."
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Jenny J.J.I. | That Lives in Carolinas | 08/31/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I usually love crude humor, or can at least tolerate it. I love so-called "Black" comedies. I'm not easily offended, either. `Soul plane' is just down right stupid!, You'll probably never see another movie quite like this! Some would say that's a good thing, but as I watched this I caught a few laughs. I've seen some pimped out rides, but a pimped out plane? I think people are taking this movie a bit too seriously, or they don't know how, when or why to laugh at this specific type of cultural humor, this is very obviously a FUBU movie. This is another movie that just pokes fun at everything & everybody.
Racial stereotypes and black/white culture are embraced rather than dispelled. Some of the jokes are forced and other's had there awkward moments. Tom Arnold can be fun to watch, although he has not made anything like that since 'True Lies' but in this movie he was just average. Snoop Dogg can be a lot of fun, even in bad films, but here he is one of the worst things on board even though he had some funny lines. Monique was her usual self in her role. Dwayne Adway is a bit weak in the leading role he needed to stick to being the straight man. Stewardess Sofia Vergara has landed in this film from being pictured on a footballer's arm. And like Francine Dee (who plays the Chinese stripper here) is another one of the models and women that have appeared as portraits by the GB artist and psychic Stephen Armourae. This film tries to be an Airplane spoof. But that in itself was a spoof. Double negatives don't work well.
I'm sort of scared to even recommend this movie for purchase, I rather say rent it out first, just to be on the safe side. For all of you that like the black comedic-type films similar to some of the Wayans Brothers work, then this is the film for you. Prepare yourself for a crazy flight aboard the Soul Plane. "
Cricket J. | Kuwait | 07/18/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What a funny movie, I really enjoyed it! And I LOVED the safety briefing on the plane!"
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Dr. F. Friedrich Kling | Woodstock, Illinois USA | 11/08/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I found the movie to be funny as hell with superb performances by a variety of outstanding character actors."