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Black Dynamite
Black Dynamite
Actor: Michael Jai White
Director: Scott Sanders
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Cult Movies, African American Cinema
R     2010     1hr 24min

An all-star cast led by Michael Jai White is featured in this 1970's-style blaxploitation action fiilm about the legendary super crime fighter "Black Dynamite." The Man killed his brother, pumped heroin into local orphanag...  more »


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Actor: Michael Jai White
Director: Scott Sanders
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Cult Movies, African American Cinema
Sub-Genres: Crime, Martial Arts, Comedy, Action & Adventure, Blaxploitation, African American Cinema
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 02/16/2010
Original Release Date: 01/01/2009
Theatrical Release Date: 09/04/2009
Release Year: 2010
Run Time: 1hr 24min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 12
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, French

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Member Movie Reviews

Reviewed on 7/4/2023...
Pretty entertaining at first but then a common theme sank the ship!

Movie Reviews

Funniest movie in 5 years!
Jose Shaffernafferquez | Philadelphia, PA - United States | 11/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Wow. All i can say is Wow. This movie was so damn funny that I started crying in the theater. I had to wipe my eyes of the tears of laughter because I was missing the next scene. If you like the Naked Gun film series, or "I'm gonna git U sucka!" Then Black Dynamite should be right up your alley. So impeccably made to resemble the 1970's Blacksploitation films while incredibly tongue-in-cheek, Black Dynamite is just a non-stop laugh fest of obscure sight gags & goofy dialogue. When the boom mic hits Black in the afro in the 1st 10 minutes I knew we were in for a good time!

It's really a damn shame that this movie fell on deaf ears, after 1 week in the theaters you couldn't even find local showtimes b/c it was bumped out but it is more than worth the little attention it received nationally. I'll be buying copies of this movie on DVD for all my friends for Christmas without a doubt. I predict that Black Dynamite will go down in film history as a great cult classic. Ten years from now every college kid will have Black Dynamite in their Blu-Ray collection. From the opening scene with Black Dynamite's brother Jimmy being found out as a rat, Black Dynamite hits the ground running & the audience hits the floor laughing.

I really can't say enough about Black Dynamite. It is undeniably the most fun I've had in theaters in the last 5 years! "Main Man Black Dynamite!" - "But Black Dynamite, I SELL DRUGS IN THE COMMUNITY!" - Classic comedy gold!

Buy Black Dynamite on DVD without a doubt that you will be entertained. Fans of the Simpsons, Mr. Show, Always Sunny in Philadelphia will all enjoy Black Dynamite."
Hilarious Blaxploitation Satire
Terence Allen | Atlanta, GA USA | 10/17/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Black Dynamite," starring actor, martial artist, and former stuntman Michael Jai White, is a riproaring but affectionate sendup of "blaxploitation" films, action films with black stars that started with "Shaft" in 1971 starring Richard Roundtree, and grew to be the greatest burst of black participation in Hollywood history. Black actors, writers, and directors worked as never before, and created films that drew massive black audiences. These films created heroes out of private eyes, pimps, Vietnam veterans, drug dealers, hustlers, and black revolutionaries. These films were cheaply made, and were often derided by film critics and scholars, but black audiences saw a Hollywood fantasy spin put on character types they knew, frustration they had being voiced, and perhaps most importantly, black people fighting and beating the system.

The plot involves White as Black Dynamite, a neighborhood enforcer whose brother gets killed by a unsavory alliance between drug dealers and the mob. Black Dynamite begins a rampage of vengeance, beating up the bad guys, and loving and charming women as he goes. The movie uses both broad and subtle humor to point out the silliness inherent in these films, but it is all done with love and affection.

Black Dynamite is a very funny film that harkens back to another place and time - when there wasn't huge blockbusters starring Will Smith and Jamie Foxx, and when the best entertainment in town was a film showing black people "sticking it to the man.""
Cousin Hepcat | 01/10/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the FUNNIEST MOVIE I'VE SEEN IN MY LIFE. (And I've been around since the ACTUAL 1970's. And, I'm a MOVIE COLLECTOR.) There are a LOT of funny movies out there, and a lot of different kinds of comedy that I like, dating back to classics from the 1930's; but for ME, this is THE BEST OF THE BEST.

Simply put, watch the trailer, which you can find either on youtube, or right here on Amazon, on the main Black Dynamite DVD product page. Just below the product image of the DVD product, is a small video window with a trailer. The movie is JUST LIKE THE TRAILER. If you love the trailer, you'll love the movie. I don't know HOW they made the ENTIRE MOVIE every bit as good as the trailer, but they did! (usually the trailer is always "the best parts of the movie" - not here!).

Most importantly, BOTH the main actor, AND the guy who did the soundtrack, have an obvious un-deniable LOVE for what they were doing. It REALLY COMES THROUGH. You can tell they THOROUGHLY UNDERSTAND, and LOVE, this style of movie, and the classic 1960s-70s style of vintage soul music. This entire movie was actually the brainchild of the lead actor, Michael Jai White, who himself is an avid Blaxploitation movie collector, who would invite friends over for parties where they'd watch old Blaxploitation films - then he started Dressing The Part in '70s suits & the afro wig - and it grew from there.

Black Dynamite is a real LABOR OF LOVE, and it's FROM THE HEART... and it's DY-NO-MITE!! (Once you see the movie, you'll want to pick up the soundtrack album by multi-instrumentalist Adrian Younge, too!)