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  • Summary: When “The Man” murders his brother, pumps heroin into local orphanages, and floods the ghetto with adulterated malt liquor, Black Dynamite is the one hero willing to fight all the way from the blood-soaked city streets to the hallowed halls of the Honky House. (Harbor Entertainment)
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Along the way, Black Dynamite blends satire, nostalgia, and cinema deconstruction into a one-of-a-kind comedy high.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    90
    An enjoyable celebratory ode to a fiercely entertaining counterculture-inspired genre.
  3. 83
    Sometimes feels like an all-time classic short film stretched to feature length, but it’s blissfully short, and it peaks at the end with a groovy cartoon during the closing credits.
  4. Less deadpan spoof than loving act of possession, Black Dynamite near-fully channels the look and feel of its blaxploitation ancestors, warts and all.
  5. 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.
  6. Just like the movies it parodies, this one feels over long before it's actually done.
  7. 40
    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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. beehivehornetnest
    Jan 4, 2010
    10
    This movie is a diamond in the rough. what's up with the limited release in my city. That's ok cause the DVD is mine upon release. Cult Classic material. Expand
  2. JN.
    Nov 12, 2009
    10
    Absolutely hilarious. I especially love the flashbacks. You don't even have to be old enough to remember the blaxploitation era, it's still funny. Expand
  3. Mar 9, 2014
    10
    This movie is honestly one of my favourite movies. One of the funniest movies of all time, I was either in tears or close to it during the entire movie. Expand
  4. TaylorR
    Nov 9, 2009
    9
    Flat out, ridiculous hilarity from beginning to end. "I threw that one before i entered the room sukka!" Just go see it with a silly frame of mind and you'll thank yourself later. Expand
  5. Feb 14, 2012
    9
    As a white midwestern teenager in the 90's, I haven't the foggiest what turned me on to blaxploitation films. All it took was a single viewing of "Cotton Comes to Harlem" and I was hooked on the genre forever. The edgy (for it's time), raw style of these zero-budget gems is perfectly captured (and parodied) by "Black Dynamite". The film's charm comes from the fact that it both lambasts and reverentially honors these films at the same time. Absolutely recommended! Expand
  6. Oct 22, 2011
    8
    Ya'll be jivin' me? This is sum hot ****
  7. Sep 28, 2010
    5
    Black Dynamite is a movie that executes the spoof genre in the utterly correct way to create a parody. With its vintage-style appearance and 70s style soundtrack, the film performs in a way that resembles the old martial arts movies that were popularized back in the day. Although its style is its strong point, there are large lapses between the laughs. There are enormous instances of humor in a lot of the one-liners and monologues, but unfortunately those entice long waits of slow dialogue. Overall, this film packs bits of action and humor, but it is apparent that it is flawed with its lack of movement in wittiness and in dialogue. Expand

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