Michael Jai White’s influence on the Blaxploitation genre in 2009 with “Black Dynamite” is palpable, and now he delves into Spaghetti Westerns with “Outlaw Johnny Black.” This comedy, centered around the revenge saga of gunslinger Johnny Black, expertly integrates humor, martial arts, and Western elements. Although the humor is more measured compared to White’s earlier work, “Outlaw Johnny Black” excels in its well-crafted narrative, sincere filmmaking, and tight choreography. White secures his position in the realm of Black-helmed Westerns, standing alongside cinematic luminaries such as Poitier and Van Peebles. The film provides a modern and entertaining take on the Western hero archetype, making it a significant and enjoyable addition to the limited collection 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