This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Okay, bear with me for a second. This film gets a lot of hate both for its general film quality and for its controversial aspects. Both of these critiques fail to grasp the multi-layered social commentary and comedic genius that Soul Man achieves.
This movie is, first and foremost, a comedy. The goal of a comedy is to make the audience laugh. I laughed at this film. A lot. I found myself laughing throughout the entirety of this movie -…