Michael Jai White, renowned for revitalizing the Blaxploitation genre with “Black Dynamite” in 2009, now ventures into Spaghetti Westerns with “Outlaw Johnny Black.” This comedy, tracing the revenge odyssey of gunslinger Johnny Black, adeptly combines humor, martial arts, and Western elements. While the humor takes a more measured approach compared to White’s earlier work, “Outlaw Johnny Black” shines with its well-crafted storytelling, sincere filmmaking, and tight choreography. White solidifies his place in the realm of Black-helmed Westerns, aligning himself with industry greats such as Poitier and Van Peebles. The film provides a contemporary and entertaining perspective on the Western hero archetype, making it a significant and enjoyable addition to the limited array of Black-helmed Western films. Visit moviesjoy 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