Dolemite (1975)

Stand-up comedian Rudy Ray Moore both produced and starred in this blaxploitation classic, in which ex-con Dolemite is just out of prison and ready to avenge some past transgressions.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1975
DVD Release Date: April 27, 1999
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Phil Hall
Cinema Crazed

Who needs CGI idols when you have this fresh, profane dynamo of a superstar?

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TV Guide

A classic among lovers of truly bad movies.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

This is not a good or enjoyable movie, no matter what the hip guy in your film class says.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Black action picture ineptly directed.

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Cole Smithey

Not as good as "The Human Tornado" but absolutely essential as a cornerstone of Blaxploitation cinema.

Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal

What's cool with a movie like Dolemite, a pure product of the everything goes 1970s, is how free and uninhibited it is.

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Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

For whatever it lacks formally, Dolemite is a fun, fascinating piece of cultural history.

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Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

So badly made, it's mesmerizing. Classic cinematic cheese.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Not as fun as other flicks with good ol Rudy, but it's pretty much a mandatory stop for any fan of blaxploitation cinema.
Daniel Hetteix
All in all, a pretty bad Blaxploitation film that really is just a vehicle for Rudy Ray Moore, who delivers the standard poor-quality Blaxploitation jive with… More
Chris Weber
"I'm gonna let 'em know that Dolemite is my name, and fuckin' up mother fuckers is my game!" It's memorable lines such as this… More
The Movie Waffler
Blaxploitation icon Rudy Ray Moore made a bunch of trashy movies in the seventies, starting here where he plays a convict freed to help take down a drug cartel.… More
Cassandra Maples
Thanks to the persistence of Queen Bee, Dolemite is proved innocent of a crime he was framed for (possession of stolen furs and a cool half mil of drugs). Back… More