Black Dynamite
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The city streets explode into violence when "The Man" kills Black Dynamite's (Michael Jai White) brother in this seamless recreation of the blaxploitation classics of the 1970s. He was the best agent that the CIA ever had, but these days Black Dynamite only answers to one boss -- himself. When "The Man" ices Black Dynamite's brother, starts pumping heroin into the local orphanage, and floods the ghetto with a secret weapon disguised as common malt liquor, the car chases, gunfights, and shirtless brawls that follow prove wild enough to make even Dolemite green with… More

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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
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