Basic, brazen, and scatologically obsessed, Plane forgoes any analysis of its essentialist japery, marveling instead at its own familiar naughtiness.
Scott Brown - Entertainment Weekly
So broad and relentlessly raunchy that it makes a spoof like Airplane seem as demure as a vintage drawing-room comedy.
Stephen Holden - New York Times
90 minutes of amateurish, adolescent yuks.
Claudia Puig - USA Today
An hour and a half of real airplane turbulence is better than sitting through the bad, offensive material that makes up Soul Plane.
Sara Gebhardt - Washington Post
Makes up for what it lacks in genuine humor by overdosing viewers with outrageous sexuality and outsize stereotypes.
Ann Hornaday - Washington Post
A relentless sucker punch to black entrepreneurship.
Wesley Morris - Boston Globe
This nearly plotless movie follows the maiden voyage of NWA (a moniker that seems to be the extent of the film's wit) through a torrent of stale ghetto jokes in the vein exhausted years ago by the Wayans brothers.
Joshua Land - Village Voice
Jami Bernard - New York Daily News
Dean Essner - Houston Chronicle
It might be pushing it to recommend this movie for full admission, but it's probably worth a matinee or rental.
Matt Weitz - Dallas Morning News
If it's not funny to you that a bunch of white passengers in polo shirts would say 'Oh, goody!' when they hear the in-flight movie stars Sandra Bullock, then don't bother with the rest of Soul Plane.
Michael Booth - Denver Post
A prime example of a comedy that's all marketing.
Mark Caro - Chicago Tribune
I know that during the film my abs got a workout. But it became increasingly difficult to distinguish between a belly laugh and visceral recoil.
Carrie Rickey - Philadelphia Inquirer
Soul Plane recycles its few jokes again and again and yet again, running out of fuel long before touchdown.
Colin Covert - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Soul Plane should come with an air-sickness bag.
Bill Muller - Arizona Republic
Soul Plane begins as a high-spirited romp before running out of gas and ideas about halfway up the tarmac.
Brian Lowry - Variety
This one-joke comedy vehicle is flying through a laugh-free zone.
Megan Lehmann - New York Post
Soul Plane is about 'the first urban' (black) airline, whose motto is 'We fly. We party. We land.' They left out 'We potty.'
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
Sloppy, uneven, vulgar, lowbrow and often very funny, Jessy Terrero's debut movie might be called Airport Car Wash Scary Movie.
Geoff Pevere - Toronto Star
A third of the way into Soul Plane, maybe earlier if you're in the right mood or with the wrong company, you might actually start to enjoy disliking the movie.
Stephen Cole - Globe and Mail
Soul Plane starts out as an exuberant romp but soon gets trapped in a holding pattern of dumb sex and toilet jokes.
Sheri Linden - Hollywood Reporter
Peter Travers - Rolling Stone
It's just not very funny.
Kevin Crust - Los Angeles Times
Raunchy comedy for adults only.
Nell Minow - Common Sense Media
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Mark Halverson - Sacramento News & Review
Soul Plane is like seeing an uncomfortably unfunny stand-up comedy routine acted out and stretched to a feature-length film.
Eric Melin - Lawrence.com
Dean Essner - Time Out
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Combustible Celluloid
Dean Essner - Empire Magazine
Dean Essner - Film Threat
Surprisingly enough (in fact, I am shocked), this film gets a lot of laughs.
Bill Clark - FromTheBalcony
Garth Franklin - Dark Horizons
Michael Szymanski - Zap2it.com
...it's hard not to be offended by a sequence in which an Arab man boards the airplane - much to the shock and horror of everyone around him.
David Nusair - Reel Film Reviews
How best to explain a film this mean-spirited, this unfunny--this dispiriting?
Walter Chaw - Film Freak Central
A s******ing style of humour that might have seemed funny in theory, but virtually nothing sparks on screen.
Rich Cline - Shadows on the Wall
Matthew Turner - ViewLondon
Come back the Wayans Brothers, all is forgiven. Even Scary Movie 2.
Jamie Russell - BBC
Cries out for the guiding hand of one of the Zucker Brothers or, even better, a genuine satirist like John Ridley, who wrote the subversive Undercover Brother.
Ethan Alter - Film Journal International
The Airplane! formula gets reworked as a raunchy sendup of black racial stereotypes, but the movie has an aura of bad sketch comedy.
Mark Palermo - Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Dean Essner - Boston Phoenix
Uneven, but often very funny.... When it spoofs black culture, the movie connects solidly.
Eric D. Snider - EricDSnider.com
Outrageous and sporadically funny [but] just wait for video.
Steve Rhodes - Internet Reviews
The lesson of Soul Plane: Being white is so much less fun than being black.
Stephen Himes - Film Snobs
Brian Orndorf - FilmJerk.com
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel - 3BlackChicks Review
Come fly with me? Thanks, no, I'd rather pay cross-country cab fare.
Marc Savlov - Austin Chronicle
...a hideous hip hop spoof of the most disposable kind. This is the worst kind of racial rubbish suited appropriately for the barf bag.
Frank Ochieng - Movie Eye
Stoners will enjoy; everyone else should stay home and watch "Chappelle's Show".
Luke Y. Thompson - Los Angeles CityBeat
The makers of Soul Plane simply have no taste -- and they try to make up for it by demonstrating that they also have no talent.
Ken Hanke - Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Long before landing, the movie's tireless minstrel-show mentality sends it into a nosedive.
Scott Foundas - L.A. Weekly
The writers should be ashamed of themselves, not only for a lazy script that staggers between brain dead crudity and cheap sentiment but for reinforcing infinite stereotypes.
Matt Brunson - Creative Loafing
There's talent in this cast... [and] forcing these performers to run through the contorted non-humor of Soul Plane is simply a disaster.
Sean Means - Salt Lake Tribune
Older audiences will be offended by most of what passes for comedy in Soul Plane, but there's no denying that younger, hip hop flavored crowds should be quite amused.
Sean McBride - Sean the Movie Guy
This just never took off for me.
Linda Cook - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
This movie should be titled "Foul Plane" it is so offensive and humorless.
Jackie K. Cooper - jackiekcooper.com
...the film delivers half of the time, which is why I would recommend it on the video front...
JoBlo - JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Soul Plane will likely inspire viewers to immediately rewatch Airplane! to wash out the bad taste this new movie pollutes into their mouths.
Dustin Putman - DustinPutman.com
If this was directed by a white guy it would be deemed racist, and rightly so.
Eric Lurio - Greenwich Village Gazette
Dean Essner - Deseret News, Salt Lake City
The IMDB informs that director Jessy Terrero is the nephew of "Raising Victor Vargas'" grandmother...I can only hope she slapped him upside the head for this.
Laura Clifford - Reeling Reviews
A better- than-average comedy that is raunchy and tasteless but ultimately funny from beginning to end.
Peter Hartlaub - San Francisco Chronicle
Offers nothing but degrading stereotypes and repulsive toilet humor.
Scott Von Doviak - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Scott Von Doviak - Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
No one is spared the movie's raunchy political incorrectness.
Peter Debruge - Miami Herald
Snoop looks stranded as Captain Mack, showing no sign of the comedic rhythms he's demonstrated in every other film or video in which he's appeared.
Cynthia Fuchs - PopMatters
What Airplane! would have been if the only joke in the movie were the two black guys and Barbara Billingsley "speaking jive" with them
Jeffrey Westhoff - Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
The sins of Soul Plane go beyond racial and sexual stereotyping. It's just not funny.
Daniel M. Kimmel - Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Susan Granger - Modamag.com
Hand out the barf bags...the level of tastelessness and vulgarity should cause cultural security checkpoints to go off.
Frank Swietek - One Guy's Opinion
A real hit-and-miss compendium of racial, intoxicant and sex jokes that could have used more narrative push and stronger quality control.
Bob Strauss - Los Angeles Daily News
A slapdash affair that pitches jokes at all races, creeds and stupidities, but it turns casualness into a virtue.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul) - St. Paul Pioneer Press
The momentum dies so quickly, you expect oxygen masks to drop from the ceiling.
Phil Villarreal - Arizona Daily Star
Movies like Soul Plane give bad taste a bad name.
Lisa Rose - Newark Star-Ledger
Soul Plane insults regardless of race or creed
Robin Clifford - Reeling Reviews
This flight should have been permanently delayed due to extraordinarily offensive conditions.
Angel Cohn - TV Guide's Movie Guide
How bad is Soul Plane? It stars Tom Arnold -- and he's not the worst thing in it.
Sarah Chauncey - Reel.com
The laughs are abundant for the first half, but then a plot and some tastelessly out of place jokes bog down what might have been a classic comedy.
Jeff Otto - IGN Movies
More depressing than airplane food.
Paul Sherman - Boston Herald
I don't think I would want to fly the big purple plane sitting on spinners, but it would be cool as the in-flight movie.
Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone - TheMovieChicks.com
Gregory Freitas - Hollywood.com
Rowdy and funny, Soul Plane's sense of humor is often sharper than what most people would expect.
Andrew Manning - Radio Free Entertainment
This one rates a direct flight to video.
Jim Slotek - Jam! Movies
No doubt Soul Plane sounds more offensive than it is when seen. That doesn't make it more than passable burlesque, but burlesque has its place, too.
Tom Keogh - Seattle Times
It's okay, but far from a joy ride.
Dean Essner - E! Online
The jokes fly faster than the plane, but the humor cruising level is closer to the old TV series Flying High than to Airplane.
Terry Lawson - Detroit Free Press
Dean Essner - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
To say that the movie is in bad taste is to shower it with praise, since it exists to create the sort of laughter that wells up when people know they're not supposed to laugh.
Gary Thompson - Philadelphia Daily News
Dean Essner - Baltimore Sun
An uproarious hip-hop spin on Airplane! boasting just the right mix of sass and sentiment.
Wade Major - Boxoffice Magazine
Soul Plane is a great premise searching for a better script.
Willie Waffle - WaffleMovies.com
Unoriginal, unrelentingly vulgar and, worst, unfunny.
Mack Bates - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
There is a thin line between breaking down stereotypes with humor and perpetuating them to get a cheap laugh, and this movie crosses over that line several times.
Nell Minow - Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
... a clumsy attempt at a hip-hop Airplane.
Sean Axmaker - Seattle Post-Intelligencer
There's a raunchy enthusiasm that carries the flick through the (rather frequent) moments of familiarity and tedium.
Scott Weinberg - eFilmCritic.com
[A]n appalling array of stereotypes that insults even its own intended audience...
MaryAnn Johanson - Flick Filosopher
Is Soul Plane an instant classic? Nope. Does it go too far at times? Absolutely. But is it a damn funny movie? Fo' shizzle, my nizzle.
Larry Carroll - FilmStew.com
Starts out as an amiable send-up of black enterprise before stumbling into the familiar blender of diced stereotypes, pureed sexual innuendo and controlled substances.
Gene Seymour - Newsday
I laughed my lily-white *** off! Soul Plane is hilarious. It's a funked-out Airplane - that silly stoo-pid fun movie not trying to prove anything to anyone.
Emily Blunt - Blunt Review
First-timer Jessy Terrero's wing-and-a-prayer direction blows out an engine before the halfway mark of his 90-minute "Airplane!" take-off.
John Urbancich - Sun Newspapers of Cleveland
Almost as funny as it is offensive.
Sonia Murray - Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Soul Plane actually had me laughing with Tom Arnold... f'real. Yes, you heard right - I enjoyed this shizzle.
Oz - eFilmCritic.com
Soul Plane's ride is a bit choppy, and a bit overpriced.
David Levine - Filmcritic.com
It may be crude, it may be lewd, it's certainly slapdash and stupid, but (it's) steadily and readily hilarious.
Rob Blackwelder - SPLICEDWire
A lot better than one would expect.
Clint Morris - Film Threat
It's amusing, it's inspired and hey, it's a lot wittier than the last two Scary Movie's combined...full of performers that are obviously having such a great time
Clint Morris - Moviehole
Soul Plane's infatuation with playa culture will likely have most reaching for the barf bag.
Nick Schager - Slant Magazine