Reviews (by Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune) "Soul Men" "[Bernie] Mac and [Samuel] Jackson transcend this hopped-up version of "The Sunshine Boys," this "Grumpy Old Soul Men," and when Mac lets loose with that fantastic little laugh of his -- the one that sounds like an electric mower starting up -- you forget all the junk." "Role Models": "For a dangerously long time, 'Role Models' tries to get laughs from Scott and Rudd referring to oral sex and pederasty as often as possible in front of their young charges." Winner: "Soul Men." Very slight edge. Both movies seem to have heart and warmth, but the acting presence of Bernie Mac and Sam Jackson puts it over the top.
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