The Black Godfather (1974)
The heroes in The Black Godfather are members of an African-American criminal organization. Like Brando in The Godfather, they're not averse to robbery and murder, but they do draw the line at narcotics. When the Mafia infiltrates the 'hood with dangerous drugs, the Black Godfather (Rod Perry) orders his minions to put an end to this perfidy.
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Critic Reviews for The Black Godfather
Audience Reviews for The Black Godfather
I dig mob movies...as well as Blaxploitation films..and on the occasions that the two would mix, I have been pleased. But that is not quite the case here.
This is a run-of-the-mill effort in both genres.
What we get here is the typical story of a street punk who goes from rags to riches and works his way up the ladder to criminal stardom. There's turf wars, drug trades, and a push to force the Man out of the ghetto.
Even such a basic and well worn premise can still make for a good movie if done right. But here, the results are just basic, cookie cutter formula rehashings. It's not even that engaging or memorable of a movie. It does try a little bit, but not nearly enough. At least the music is decent though. That's probably the best part, really. If not for that, this would be even more forgettable.
Not a horrible Blaxploitation film but the name is just a cash-in. The story isn't really the same as The Godfather, it's probably a little more like Scarface but what is missing is the development of the character. One day JJ is just another punk, the next he's running the show. The acting isn't too back, neither is the direction or story, it's just very very lazy and not down simply to lack of budget.More
An idealistic black gangster organizes the ghetto to push out the white dope dealers. Surprisingly talky and fairly forgettable; the plot just barely keeps you interested in watching to the end.More
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