Heart and Souls (1993) - Rotten Tomatoes

Heart and Souls1993

Heart and Souls (1993)




Critic Consensus: A charismatic array of character actors bring a lot of Heart to this supernatural comedy, but many will find that it heaps on the sentimentality where its Soul should be.

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Heart and Souls is an odd reincarnation comedy about a man (Robert Downey Jr.) who has been haunted his entire life by four souls (Charles Grodin, Kyra Sedgewick, Alfre Woodard, Tom Sizemore), who are only visible to himself, and who all died in a bus accident on the night that he was born. Once he becomes a man, he is forced to finish what they could not complete, and each of the four souls inhabits his body at different times as he attempts to take care of their business.

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Robert Downey Jr.
as Thomas Reilly
Charles Grodin
as Harrison Winslow
Alfre Woodard
as Penny Washington
Tom Sizemore
as Milo Peck
David Paymer
as Hal the Bus Driver
Bill Calvert
as Frank Reilly
Lisa Lucas
as Eva Reilly
Shannon Orrock
as Woman at Audition
Michael Zebulon
as Singer at Audition
Richard Portnow
as Max Marco
Chasiti Hampton
as Shirley Washington
Wanya Green
as Diane Washington
Janet MacLachlan
as Agnes Miller
Javar David Levingston
as Billy Washington
Kurtwood Smith
as Jeffrey Patterson
Eric Lloyd
as Thomas Reilly (age 7)
Janet Rotblatt
as Mrs. Brodsky
Sean O'Bryan
as John McBride
George Maguire (II)
as Music Director
Melvin Jackson
as B.B. King Band Member
Leon Warren
as B.B. King Band Member
Marc Shaiman
as Piano Accompanist
Janette Caldwell
as Woman in Cadillac
James Toney
as B.B. King Band Member
Michael Doster
as B.B. King Band Member
Eric Poppick
as Mr. Polito
Calep Emphrey Jr.
as B.B. King Band Member
Tony Coleman
as B.B. King Band Member
Michael Halton
as Motorcycle Cop
Wren T. Brown
as Sgt. Wm. Barclay
Lorinne Vozoff
as Anne's Mom
Richard Roat
as Anne's Dad
Luana Anders
as Records Bureaucrat
John Goodwin
as Security Guard
John Durbin
as Stage Manager
Tony Genaro
as Man at Farmhouse
Will Nye
as Frank's Football Buddy
Bob Newhart
as Bob Newhart
Jacob Kenner
as Duane Dortmueller (age 10)
B.B. King
as Himself
Warren King
as B.B. King Band Member
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Critic Reviews for Heart and Souls

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (4)

A terrific cast helps to make less-than terrific material work.

June 30, 2004 | Rating: 3/5
Top Critic

I have remained fond of Heart and Souls, despite its annoying power to leave not a dry eye in the house.

March 18, 2010 | Full Review…

Nice ensemble fantasy-comedy with Robert Downey.

June 12, 2005 | Rating: 3/5

Sappy and overly sentimental. I still liked it, for some reason.

March 5, 2003 | Rating: 3/5

A touching, sentimental little piece of fluff.

December 25, 2002 | Rating: 3/5

...will likely leave you smiling throughout.

November 12, 2002 | Rating: 3.5/4

Audience Reviews for Heart and Souls

Probably the most bizarre normal movie i've ever come in contact with. It has some truly nutty and flat out weird moments, but when you have a ghost premise it all becomes subjective as to what you should expect. Robert Downey Jr. really doesn't get the credit he deserves for his multiple performances. Not only does he play a very great mid-nineties yuppie, but equally convincing interpretations of the four ghosts. His middle aged black lady is my favorite, but sexed up Kyra Sedgwick is almost just as good. The story is totally unique, no other ghost movie really tries to do what this did. It presents the idea of an unfinished life in a way that makes the viewer want to take advantage of the time they have.

Conner Rainwater
Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

Robert Downey, Jr. Lyte. A cute but unexceptional offering from the director of Tremors and City Slickers.

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

Funny and so moving in the end. Great cast and, did I mention, funny.

Leigh Ryan
Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

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