Michael Jai White’s 2009 Blaxploitation triumph, “Black Dynamite,” left a lasting impression, and now he explores Spaghetti Westerns with “Outlaw Johnny Black.” This comedy, following the revenge quest of gunslinger Johnny Black, skillfully combines humor, martial arts, and Western aesthetics. Although the humor is more understated compared to White’s earlier work, “Outlaw Johnny Black” excels in its well-crafted narrative, sincere filmmaking, and tight choreography. In the arena of Black-helmed Westerns, White establishes himself alongside cinematic luminaries like Poitier and Van Peebles, offering a contemporary and entertaining spin on the Western hero archetype. The film emerges as a significant and enjoyable addition to the limited selection of Black-helmed Western films. Visit flixtor for more!
Outlaw Johnny Black | September 15, 2023 (United States)
Director: Michael Jai WhiteWriter: Byron Minns, Michael Jai WhiteStars: Michael Jai White, Anika Noni Rose, Erica AshSummary: Hell bent on avenging the death of his father, Johnny Black vows to gun down Brett Clayton and becomes a wanted man in the process while posing as a preacher in a small mining town that's be... Read all
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English