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Black Dynamite Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    65

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly 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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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips

    While White plays it supercool, Tommy Davidson and Arsenio Hall (as Cream Corn and Tasty Freeze, respectively) swing for the fences, without much in the way of a bat.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter 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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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    It's one of those loving modern retreads of older genre movies.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    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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  • 90

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times

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

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