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Black Reviews

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April 11, 2012
A mindlessly fun French heist film that isn't directed by Luc Besson! It accomplishes it's minimal tasks with verve. As a Blaxploitation revivalist movie, it's like Shaft set in contemporary Africa.
½ February 26, 2012
Bringing classic Shaftlike attributes to Franco-African film. With characters you can love to hate, action galore and even a little voodoo hoodoo thrown in, Black touches many levels and does so quite well.
The biggest problem is in Anton Yakovlev as the extremely over the top mercenary. His facial expressions and dialogue are just so comedic that it takes the wind right out of the sails of an otherwise pretty straight forward film. Had Black plaid more to the comedic side, his character would have fit in nicely but Black is not at all a comedy. In fact, most of the moments that might get a laugh are clearly not intended that way and the very few times the film does go for a joke, it could also be taken somewhat seriously.
I like Black because it manages to accomplish what it set out to do really well. Not your big budget Hollywood film, it brings action to the forfront and hammers it home despite a laughable main antagonist.
½ May 14, 2010
Je lui ai donné 3 étoiles et demi mais dans mon coeur, je lui en donne cinq pour les bons moments quer j'ai passé en regardant ce film qui m'a rappelé que j'ai toujours aimé les histoires de casses françaises et Les Morfalous de Verneuil avec Belmondo! C'est vraiment une super randonnée ouest-africaine comme on en voit peu. Long live Mc Jean Gab 1!
September 3, 2009
This was so fucking strange. A realistic and reasonably gripping bank heist film turns into a supernatural kung-fu porno!?
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