Black Dynamite
Black Dynamite (2009)

African-American action legend Black Dynamite goes after 'The Man' for killing his brother Jimmy, for pumping heroin into local orphanages and for flooding the ghetto with hopped-up malt liquor.

Rated: R
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Release Date: October 16, 2009
DVD Release Date: February 16, 2010
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A loving and meticulous send-up of 1970s blaxsploitation movies, Black Dynamite is funny enough for the frat house and clever enough for film buffs.

Wally Hammond
Time Out

The portentous dialogue, two-track-recorded soundtrack (by Adrian Younge) and eager performances are all highly diverting.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

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.

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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

It falls into the category of what typically has become known as "Blaxploitation" films, but gave such films of the similar genre (for instance Coffy) a bad name.

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Cary Darling
Dallas Morning News

Black Dynamite will stir some pleasant memories.

Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

Even though it sounds funnier than it plays, between the song and the nun chucks, I was happy.

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Funny in ways that are as complex as the most challenging art film.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

If the joke is somewhat one-note and eventually told too long and too often, at least it's a good joke.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

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.

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Dan Goodswen
Total Film

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Kung fu treachery and anaconda malt liquor!! Theres not much more I can say other than I loved this movie!!
paul oh
A fun homage to old school cinema and brings out humor that isn't found anymore with today's raunchy crap. There is at least one joke that will make… More
Carlos Magalhães
An amusing and sometimes hilarious tribute to low-budget 1970s blaxploitation films, with clumsy zooms, saturated colors and intentional filming errors to… More
Jack Hawkins
'Black Dynamite' is a brilliant parody of the Blaxploitation genre of the 1970s, most of the time anyway. The intentional glaring continuity errors,… More
xGary Xx
An ex-CIA agent, Kung Fu expert and lovin' machine known only as Black Dynamite avenges the death of his brother, cleans up the streets and sticks it to… More
Reid Volk
Hysterical. Maybe I was just in a giddy mood, but I watched this over breakfast and spit my coffee out in laughter on more than ten occasions. Michael Jai White… More