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Along the way, Black Dynamite blends satire, nostalgia, and cinema deconstruction into a one-of-a-kind comedy high. Read full review
An enjoyable celebratory ode to a fiercely entertaining counterculture-inspired genre. Read full review
This film will delight both discriminating fans of the blaxploitation tradition and ordinary lovers of goofy, in-ya-face thrills. Read full review
It's one of those loving modern retreads of older genre movies. Read full review
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. Read full review
The movie gets old fast--mostly because it’s bringing up the rear after "Undercover Brother" (2002) And "I’m Gonna Git You Sucka" (1988). But the kung-fu climax at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue (“the Honky House”) is nearly worth the wait, and Adrian Younge’s score, with its moody horns, is a perfect snapshot of early 70s soul. Read full review
Less deadpan spoof than loving act of possession, Black Dynamite near-fully channels the look and feel of its blaxploitation ancestors, warts and all. Read full review
Just like the movies it parodies, this one feels over long before it's actually done. Read full review
Even if it's a one-joke movie that runs out of steam, director Scott Sanders manages to keep the gag going for 90 minutes. Read full review
While White plays it supercool, Tommy Davidson and Arsenio Hall (as Cream Corn and Tasty Freeze, respectively) swing for the fences, without much in the way of a bat. Read full review
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