Black Dynamite Synopsis
A kung fu-fighting super stud (Michael Jai White) wages war on The Man after his brother's murder.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Along the way, Black Dynamite blends satire, nostalgia, and cinema deconstruction into a one-of-a-kind comedy high.
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90

Los Angeles Times

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An enjoyable celebratory ode to a fiercely entertaining counterculture-inspired genre.
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80

Variety

This film will delight both discriminating fans of the blaxploitation tradition and ordinary lovers of goofy, in-ya-face thrills.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It's one of those loving modern retreads of older genre movies.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Before an hour has passed tedium overtakes Black Dynamite - one corny martial-arts sequence turns out to be plenty - and all the good jokes...
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60

Chicago Reader

By J.R. Jones
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)....
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60

Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
Less deadpan spoof than loving act of possession, Black Dynamite near-fully channels the look and feel of its blaxploitation ancestors,...
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Just like the movies it parodies, this one feels over long before it's actually done.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By James Greenberg
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.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
While White plays it supercool, Tommy Davidson and Arsenio Hall (as Cream Corn and Tasty Freeze, respectively) swing for the fences, without...
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Hilarious

By ponyexpress
I had several laugh out loud moments. With the bad editing, bad acting and funny jokes, it was really spoofing blaxploitation films and quite funny. I would recommend it to any blaxplotation fan or...

Dynamite, Dynamite!!

By This fans fa you
With all the essentials needed in a Blackploitation flick, Black Dynamite is DynO Mite!! Director Scott Sanders creates a masterpiece in Black Dynamite which is nothing more than a parody like Shaft...

I was dying with laughter

By Chaxue
This film was one of the only films I've seen that actually had me laughing the whole time. IThe fact that it's style is to look like an old 70's film with cheesy lines just made the film awesom....

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By Milesunkle
JOHN SHAFT meets AUSTIN POWERS...

Standing ovation at the end.... at a spoof move!?!? Dynomite Dynomite!!!!!

By darkdays
I went to a screening last night and I thought it was great. it is one of those movies that make you laugh out loud for 90 minutes. If you go see it(and you should), pay attention to everything. The...

Don't interrupt me when I am doing my Kung Fu

By PYRiAH
The parody genre is one that has sadly fizzled out with movies like "Date Movie", "Meet the Spartans", "Superhero Movie", and the recent "Stan Hellsing." Thank God that director Scott Sanders has...

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By Lou242
Offbeat, goofy, satirically offensive... funny!...

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By daniellebear
Great Funny Smart Classic Entertaining...

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By ghostriderfan
Time I Can't Get Back...

extremely funny

By louis_villaescusa
It is a really good parody of early 1970s blaxploitation films like Shaft and Dolomite. They fill it with occasional continuity errors, bad edits, bad acting and other bad film making jokes. Even...

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Rated R | For drug content, some violence, sexuality/nudity and language