...blends satire, nostalgia, and cinema deconstruction into a one-of-a-kind comedy high.
—Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly
I'm not sure that the satirical Black Dynamite is going to be a laugh-riot for audiences unschooled in the ways of blaxploitation films, but if you have any familiarity at all with Super Fly and Shaft, I'm pretty sure you'll be as convulsed as I was.
—Peter Rainer Christian Science Monitor
I've seen a lot of 1970s blaxploitation films, and I'm here to tell you that Black Dynamite gets it mostly right, and when it's wrong, it's wrong on purpose and knows just what it's doing. It's one of those loving modern retreads of older genre movies.
—Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times
The movie gets the hip dialogue, exaggerated clothes and big Afros exactly right but wears thin at 90 minutes.
—Leah Rozen People
...a replica blaxploitation adventure in which actors pretend to be clueless about their own awfulness, a situation that turns out to be generally humorless and pointless, devoid as the film is of any commentary on the genre to which it's paying loving tribute.
—Nick Schager Slant Magazine
...essentially a one-joke movie...
—Lou Lumenick New York Post