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Soul Plane

  • Rated R
  • HD and SD formats available


After a humiliating experience on an airplane, Nashawn Wade sues the airline and is awarded a huge settlement. Determined to make good with the money, Nashawn creates the full service airline of his dreams.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

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common sense

0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
0 out of 5

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.

what families can talk about

  • 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?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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    reviews counted: 23
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Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: Makes up for what it lacks in genuine humor by overdosing viewers with outrageous sexuality and outsize stereotypes.

- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, Friday, May 28, 2004

Fresh: Surprisingly enough (in fact, I am shocked), this film gets a lot of laughs.

- Bill Clark, FromTheBalcony, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: Soul Plane begins as a high-spirited romp before running out of gas and ideas about halfway up the tarmac.

- Brian Lowry, Variety, Thursday, May 27, 2004

Audience Reviews

2 stars

One of the more ridiculous films I've ever seen. When it comes to "airplane comedies", the original "Airplane" from the 70's comes to mind. This to me is the industry standard and any aviation comedy that is released will be judged in comparison. "Soul Plane" has some entertaining moments and the idea of a tripped out plane is cool at first, but it wears out its welcome quickly. I did like watching Sofia Vergara...what man wouldn't? :)

- banzaibrother, Monday, March 29, 2010

0 star

I had the extreme misfortune to watch this. It is in my list of the worst 5 movies ever (Juno tops it). It is not funny at all and is boring as hell. My brother and mum think it's hilarious, but they're idiots.

- MightySparks, Thursday, December 11, 2008

3 stars

snoop dogg as a pilot smoking blunts and shit was enough alone to keep me laughing thru this surprisingly funny movie

- leekyle1968, Wednesday, March 5, 2008