Night Moves / UK premiere

Black Dynamite

  • Scott Sanders /
  • USA /
  • 2009 /
  • 84 mins

Michael Jai White, Obba Babatunde, Kevin Chapman, Tommy Davidson, Richard Edson, Arsenio Hall, Darrel Heath, Buddy Lewis / Fiction / English

Move over Shaft: there’s a new hero taking it to the streets.

Exploding onto the screen in vivid retro style, this razor sharp parody of the 70s Blaxploitation genre is quintessential comedy. From mistimed camera moves to a funk score worthy of the originals, the satirical attention to detail is incredible, the results hysterical. Putting his martial arts expertise to good use, Michael Jai White (also co-scriptwriter) delivers a towering performance in the superbad title role, 'stickin’ it to the Man' in memorable comic style.

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  • #1 Lindsay Hutton / Sunday 21 June, 2009 / 11:29 GMT

    Nonsense. Seek out Dolemite or The Human Tornado on dvd instead.
    Attention to detail maybe but no soul whatsoever.
  • #2 Doug Kelly / Monday 22 June, 2009 / 09:14 GMT

    Lindsay Hutton's comment is what is "nonsense". One of the finest blacksploitation films ever crafted - you'll be crying with laughter throughout. Absolute spoof genius.
  • #3 Lindsay Hutton / Monday 22 June, 2009 / 09:19 GMT

    It was a spoof? Oh that's where I went wrong. Or perhaps not. I hope that the ghost of Rudy Ray Moore haunts all concerned.
  • #4 Doug Kelly / Wednesday 24 June, 2009 / 13:33 GMT

    Maybe you've got no taste. Or perhaps you just didn't "get it".
  • #5 / Wednesday 24 June, 2009 / 13:46 GMT

    I loved it! Yup perhaps she didn't "get it", unlike the rest of us who were roaring with laughter in FH1 on Sat night. A great piece of film making, animation and soundtrack brilliant!
  • #6 Daniel Bartley / Thursday 25 June, 2009 / 09:18 GMT

    Fantastic movie, I was laughing the whole way through. If you liked Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, you'll love this.
  • #7 Lindsay Hutton / Monday 29 June, 2009 / 13:24 GMT

    It's true. I have no taste and didn't get it. Oh yeah, I did rate "Darkplace" but not this sorry extended exercise. You people are evidently very easily pleased. Just sayin'...

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