Black Dynamite

2009

Black Dynamite

Critics Consensus

A loving and meticulous send-up of 1970s blaxsploitation movies, Black Dynamite is funny enough for the frat house and clever enough for film buffs.

83%

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Total Count: 63

85%

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User Ratings: 15,615
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Movie Info

African-American action legend Black Dynamite goes after 'The Man' for killing his brother Jimmy, for pumping heroin into local orphanages and for flooding the ghetto with hopped-up malt liquor.

Cast

Michael Jai White
as Black Dynamite
Tommy Davidson
as Cream Corn
Arsenio Hall
as Tasty Freeze
Buddy Lewis
as Gunsmoke
Brian McKnight
as Sweet Meat
Byron Minns
as Bullhorn
James McManus
as Richard M. Nixon
Tucker Smallwood
as Congressman James
Chris Spencer
as Militant 1
Darrel Heath
as Militant 2
Mike Starr
as Rafelli
Nicole Sullivan
as Patricia Nixon
Kym E. Whitley
as Honey Bee
Mykelti Williamson
as Chicago Wind
Bokeem Woodbine
as Black Hand Jack
Cedric Yarbrough
as Chocolate Giddy Up
Roger Yuan
as Fiendish Dr. Wu
Charlotte Stokely
as Lady of Leisure
Dionne Gipson
as Afroditey
Darrell M. Heath
as Militant 2
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  • Mar 04, 2016
    It's funny, but it's also really well made.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Mar 09, 2013
    This movie, like The Big Lebowski, is a film I've seen countless times. Every single time I see it it gets infinitely funnier. Dynamite! Dynamite! What an expert take on blaxsplotation. Not too much needs to be said about this film other than Michael Jai White fits the role perfectly. See it if you have a soul.
    Lane Z Super Reviewer
  • Jun 27, 2012
    A fun homage to old school cinema and brings out humor that isn't found anymore with today's raunchy crap. There is at least one joke that will make you giggle or roar in laughter. In short, Black Dynamite is just hilarious!
    paul o Super Reviewer
  • Apr 16, 2012
    Hysterical. Maybe I was just in a giddy mood, but I watched this over breakfast and spit my coffee out in laughter on more than ten occasions. Michael Jai White of the Never Back Down fame is surprisingly really good. He is DEAD serious, and his subtle glances at wayward microphones and other things of that nature are perfectly timed. It is filled to the brim with memorable quotes. One of my favorite being: Officer: Black Dynamite, we don't need you going around leaving a river of blood. Dynamite: Ok. Well just tell me who did it and I'll leave a little bucket. Also, the Vietnam monologue was absolutely priceless. Whether you are a fan of blaxploitation or just laughter in general, this film will have you laughing your ass off.
    Reid V Super Reviewer

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