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Black Dynamite Reviews

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Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
July 28, 2010
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 | Original Score: 1/5
Adam Lippe
November 10, 2009
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.
Katey Rich
April 25, 2009
Unless you're seeing Black Dynamite with a slap-happy midnight movie crowd, the film's energy saps about halfway through and leaves you glumly anticipating the next obvious plot point.
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
May 3, 2009
Generally humorless and pointless, devoid as the film is of any commentary on the genre to which it's paying loving tribute.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Matt Pais
October 15, 2009
Don't blame The Man, blame the overdose of irony.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
October 16, 2009
As a five-minute clip on YouTube, this spoof might be a small masterpiece. As a feature film, it's both too much and not nearly enough.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
November 24, 2009
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
October 14, 2009
Nothing in Black Dynamite captures the exhilarating absurdity of Pam Grier hiding razors in her Afro in Coffy -- or the loony genre experimentation in Pootie Tang.
Jason Bailey
October 16, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
October 16, 2009
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 15, 2009
I am happy to say it brings back an element sadly missing in recent movies, gratuitous nudity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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.
Julian Roman
October 13, 2009
A terrific satire of seventies blaxploitation classics
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
Marlow Stern
Manhattan Movie Magazine
May 6, 2009
a muscular, mustachioed, lethally suave motharf*cka, armed with nunchuks, kung-fu kicks, and a roaring .44 Magnum, has come to rescue jive turkey movie auds from spoof-film purgatory
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 11, 2009
If you revel just a tiny bit in the 'blaxploitation' genre, then Black Dynamite is a sweet stew of shut-yo'-mouth that'll keep you loaded with glee for its apt 90 minutes.
Read More | Original Score: B+
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
Paul Chambers
January 31, 2010
Truly the funniest movie of 2009. Yeah, bust-a-gut hilarious. Paul Chambers, CNN.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Clay Cane
October 16, 2009
Even if you've never seen a black exploitation film you will be thoroughly entertained by 'DY-NO-MITE! DY-NO-MITE!'
Full Review | Original Score: B
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