Black Dynamite
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The portentous dialogue, two-track-recorded soundtrack (by Adrian Younge) and eager performances are all highly diverting."
‑ Wally Hammond, Time Out
"Before an hour has passed tedium overtakes Black Dynamite -- one corny martial-arts sequence turns out to be plenty -- and all the good jokes dry up."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"As the titular ex-CIA man, White reveals comic talents to match his martial artistry, delivering one-liners and roundhouse kicks with the same killer precision."
‑ Dan Goodswen, Total Film
"Fond and very funny homage to the exploitation era."
‑ Damon Wise, Empire Magazine
"It works as well as it does largely because it displays such a genuine affection for the genre it pays tribute to."
‑ Charlie Lyne, Ultra Culture
"Black Dynamite will stir some pleasant memories."
‑ Cary Darling, Dallas Morning News
"Even though it sounds funnier than it plays, between the song and the nun chucks, I was happy."
‑ Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"Outta sight!"
‑ David Edwards, Daily Mirror [UK]
"Hilarious, and at just 85 minutes long, never outstays its welcome."
‑ Catherine Bray, Film4
"An enjoyable, frequently hilarious action comedy with a witty script and a terrific performance from Michael Jai White..."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"If the joke is somewhat one-note and eventually told too long and too often, at least it's a good joke."
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"The details are perfect, from the particle-board sets to the porn-ready score. (And dig those polyester suits.) But just like the movies it parodies, this one feels over long before it's actually done."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"A brilliant laugh-out-loud slapstick crowd pleaser made with love and talent."
‑ Matt Bochenski, Little White Lies
"A pin-sharp send-up of 1970s blaxploitation."
‑ Robbie Collin, News of the World
"Once you catch on to the string of in-jokes, the movie never stops making you laugh..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
More reviews for Black Dynamite on Rotten Tomatoes

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