Black Dynamite Reviews

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Dan Goodswen
Total Film
August 19, 2010
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 | Original Score: 4/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
August 13, 2010
Outta sight!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Bochenski
Little White Lies
August 13, 2010
A brilliant laugh-out-loud slapstick crowd pleaser made with love and talent.
| Original Score: 4/5
Damon Wise
Empire Magazine
August 12, 2010
Fond and very funny homage to the exploitation era.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 12, 2010
Hilarious, and at just 85 minutes long, never outstays its welcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Wally Hammond
Time Out
August 12, 2010
The portentous dialogue, two-track-recorded soundtrack (by Adrian Younge) and eager performances are all highly diverting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
August 12, 2010
A pin-sharp send-up of 1970s blaxploitation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture
August 11, 2010
It works as well as it does largely because it displays such a genuine affection for the genre it pays tribute to.
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
August 11, 2010
An enjoyable, frequently hilarious action comedy with a witty script and a terrific performance from Michael Jai White...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
August 1, 2010
Once you catch on to the string of in-jokes, the movie never stops making you laugh...
Dan Lybarger
eFilmCritic.com
March 5, 2010
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 | Original Score: 4/5
Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com
February 17, 2010
... a dead-on parody of the sloppy filmmaking, aggressive overacting and slapdash writing of the cheapest films of the genre.
Paul Chambers
CNNRadio
January 31, 2010
Truly the funniest movie of 2009. Yeah, bust-a-gut hilarious. Paul Chambers, CNN.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Rubin Safaya
Cinemalogue.com
January 18, 2010
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 | Original Score: A
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Cary Darling
Dallas Morning News
January 15, 2010
Black Dynamite will stir some pleasant memories.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
December 16, 2009
If the joke is somewhat one-note and eventually told too long and too often, at least it's a good joke.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Shaula Clark
Boston Phoenix
November 12, 2009
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
November 5, 2009
A feisty, gleefully harebrained spoof of all things Shaft and Superfly, Dynamite is a jubilant ode to the firm cinematic pimp hand, which, in this picture, smacks bad guys around and tickles the audience with the same devotion.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
October 27, 2009
This is one of the cleverest, most consistently funny spoof movies since Airplane!
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
October 26, 2009
Even though it sounds funnier than it plays, between the song and the nun chucks, I was happy.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
February 5, 2010
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