Michael Jai White, renowned for reshaping the Blaxploitation genre with “Black Dynamite” in 2009, now turns his attention to Spaghetti Westerns with “Outlaw Johnny Black.” This comedy, tracing the revenge odyssey of gunslinger Johnny Black, artfully weaves humor, martial arts, and Western elements. While the humor takes a more subdued tone compared to White’s earlier work, “Outlaw Johnny Black” compensates with its well-crafted storytelling, sincere filmmaking, and tight choreography. White solidifies his stature in the realm of Black-helmed Westerns, aligning himself with industry stalwarts like Poitier and Van Peebles. The film offers a contemporary and entertaining perspective on the Western hero archetype, marking it as a significant and enjoyable addition to the limited repertoire of Black-helmed Western films. Visit fzmovies 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