A masterful homage to ’70s blaxploitation films, Black Dynamite is a hilarious thrill ride that will send you back in time. Former CIA agent Black Dynamite is a complex man, understood by few but desired by every woman. When bad guy “The Man” murders his brother, traffics heroin into the local orphanage, and floods the ghetto with adulterated malt liquor, Black Dynamite is the only hero bad enough to fight back.
Played with ferocious authority and perfect comic timing by Michael Jai White, Black Dynamite commands center stage in an ass-kicking comedy that never fails to deliver. Director Scott Sanders creates a loving celebration of the anarchic fun of the films of that era. His screenplay, written with White and Byron Minns, keeps us laughing with an onslaught of original one-liners. The exquisite detail of the art direction and costumes are a pitch-perfect reminder of a flashy bygone era. —Tribeca Film Festival
Oh god , That's my kind of comedy ! ''BUT BLACK DYNAMITE , I SELL DRUGS TO THE COMMUNITY ! ''
My mum put this on one night and turned it off after the first five minutes or so, saying it was "too corny", without knowing that it was a spoof that only came out three years ago. She thought it was actually a serious film from the '70s. That's how fucking well this movie parodied the blaxploitation genre. Only a spoof/homage this detailed and well-directed could fool something into thinking it was the real deal.
Very enjoyable. Lots of laughs! I don’t think it is necessary to have seen a lot of blaxploitation films, which I have not, to appreciate the humor in this. There might be more jokes visible to those… read review
We have a new cult movie in the form of “Black Dynamite”. Not only does this movie follow in the footsteps of “Im Gonna Get You, Sucka”, but it even gives it a run for its money. Micahel Jai White… read review
Really caught me off guard. I hadn’t read too many reviews and was really impressed by the level of detail involved in recreating the look and feel of the ‘70s blaxsploitation films being parodied… read review