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8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 60 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 60
  2. Negative: 1 out of 60

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  1. 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.
  2. Jun 28, 2013
    9
    Black Dynamite fights. The only way he knows how. Ever since he was a boy, all he knew was how to fight. Fight, fight, fight. And when he got tired, he would fight some more. And now that the Man has got his back to the wall, he ain't gonna let him hurt the kids. He's gonna take him down. He's gonna take them all down.

    You know why? Because he's Black Dynamite!
    This is the most
    quotable movie I've ever seen. Expand
  3. Feb 29, 2012
    10
    This is without question one of the five funniest movies I've ever seen. It's a spoof movie that is just as smart as it is dumb. The production is excellent... excellent in the sense that it looks exactly like a blaxploitation film from the 70's. Everything in it is campy as hell, but that's the way it's supposed to be. There are so many randomly hilarious moments that come out of nowhere, that make me laugh just thinking about it. Some may say it's a one joke movie, but you couldn't be anymore wrong about this movie. It's as entertaining as they come, and is only 1 hour and 20 minutes as it is, so it isn't overly indulgent like some comedies are. It's a quick, fun, hilarious ride, and is completely original. This is easily the funniest spoof movie of all time, and you don't even need to know anything about blaxploitation films to appreciate the humor. Expand
  4. 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
  5. j30
    Sep 27, 2011
    9
    Hilarious 70's style, exploitation movie. Sex, Kung-fu, and political thriller?? It has is all.
Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. 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.
  2. Reviewed by: Rob Nelson
    80
    This film will delight both discriminating fans of the blaxploitation tradition and ordinary lovers of goofy, in-ya-face thrills.
  3. No matter how many trips to Kung Fu Island our hero makes, 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."