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Black Dynamite Reviews

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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.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 4/5

August 19, 2010
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

Outta sight!

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 4/5

August 13, 2010
Matt Bochenski
Little White Lies

A brilliant laugh-out-loud slapstick crowd pleaser made with love and talent.

| Original Score: 4/5

August 13, 2010
Damon Wise
Empire Magazine

Fond and very funny homage to the exploitation era.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

August 12, 2010

Hilarious, and at just 85 minutes long, never outstays its welcome.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 4/5

August 12, 2010
Wally Hammond
Time Out
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The portentous dialogue, two-track-recorded soundtrack (by Adrian Younge) and eager performances are all highly diverting.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

August 12, 2010
Robbie Collin
News of the World

A pin-sharp send-up of 1970s blaxploitation.

Full Review Source: News of the World | Original Score: 4/5

August 12, 2010
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture

It works as well as it does largely because it displays such a genuine affection for the genre it pays tribute to.

Full Review Source: Ultra Culture

August 11, 2010
Matthew Turner

An enjoyable, frequently hilarious action comedy with a witty script and a terrific performance from Michael Jai White...

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

August 11, 2010
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Once you catch on to the string of in-jokes, the movie never stops making you laugh...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

August 1, 2010
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire

Such a bland and lifeless experience even the most ardent of Scott Sanders or Michael Jai White fans will do well to not grow bored before the end.

Full Review Source: Fan The Fire | Original Score: 1/5

July 28, 2010
Dan Lybarger

If the Man has got you down and your VHS copies of 'Shaft,' 'Superfly,' 'Dolemite' and 'I'm Gonna Git You Sucka' are all worn out, 'Black Dynamite' is here to save the day.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

March 5, 2010
Sean Axmaker

... a dead-on parody of the sloppy filmmaking, aggressive overacting and slapdash writing of the cheapest films of the genre.

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February 17, 2010
Paul Chambers

Truly the funniest movie of 2009. Yeah, bust-a-gut hilarious. Paul Chambers, CNN.

Full Review Source: CNNRadio | Original Score: A-

January 31, 2010
Rubin Safaya

Here, the acting, framing, focus, blocking, editing, sound and film processing all nail down the period so perfectly... It looks, sounds and feels as if it were shot in 1972.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: A

January 18, 2010
Cary Darling
Dallas Morning News
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Black Dynamite will stir some pleasant memories.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: 3/5

January 15, 2010
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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If the joke is somewhat one-note and eventually told too long and too often, at least it's a good joke.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 16, 2009
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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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.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 24, 2009
Shaula Clark
Boston Phoenix

As Dynamite kung-fu-fights his way through a vast conspiracy involving smack-addled orphans, malt liquor, and the best (read: worst) exploding-car scene of 2009, you'll feel a rush of '70s nostalgia you never knew you had.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 3/4

November 12, 2009
Adam Lippe

Black Dynamite gets the details right, but so what? The result is like watching rightly vilified movies such as Epic Movie, Date Movie, or Meet The Spartans, but without as many scenes of characters being kicked in the balls.

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November 10, 2009
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