Dolemite Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 21770

Average Rating: 2.1/4

# of Ratings: 8

Theatrical Release Date: 07/01/1975

Language: English

Genre: Action, Crime

MPAA Rating: R

Director: D'Urville Martin

Actors: Rudy Ray Moore, D'Urville Martin, Jerry Jones, Lady Reed, West Gale, Brenda DeLong

Plot: It's hard out here for a pimp - and when Dolemite is set up by Willie Greene and come corrupt cops and sent to prison for 20 years he only wants revenge. Lucky for him he has some friends - as well as an army of karate-kicking call girls at his disposal. -- Chris Kavan

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Rating of
3/4

Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 08/15/2019

As a an example of DIY filmmaking, "Dolemite" is clumsily directed and edited. As a blaxploitation crime flick, it's one of a kind entertainment and has gained a legacy that helps fans see past its technical blunders.

Rating of
2/4

Matt - wrote on 05/26/2012

CLASSIC 70's blaxploitation flick. It's one of those movies that's so bad that it's good. The acting is terrible and the editing is even worse, as there are scenes where microphones are in the frame. The fight scenes are also horribly choreographed. But all is not bad. There is plenty of comic value in this flick. Besides all the bad things about the movie being incredibly funny, there's plenty of classic one liners from Dolemite (the late, great Rudy Ray Moore). Definitely worth watching for it's comedy. It's comic value gives it a 2 out of 4 for me. The Godfather

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Chris Kavan - wrote on 2012-06-09 11:59

This is a whole sub-genre I've yet to explore. Other films I've heard of, but also have yet to watch include:SuperflyCleopatra JonesBlaculaand, sadly, I have yet to see the original version of:Shaft (1971)Any others I should add to my list?

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Jay - wrote on 2012-06-09 11:50

I remember learning of this film's very existence in that Kid 'n Play movie House Party.  It was apparently a cult favorite in the black community.  It made me want to watch it.House Party

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Matt - wrote on 2012-05-26 18:48

CLASSIC 70's blaxploitation flick. It's one of those movies that's so bad that it's good. The acting is terrible and the editing is even worse, as there are scenes where microphones are in the frame. The fight scenes are also horribly choreographed. But all is not bad. There is plenty of comic value in this flick. Besides all the bad things about the movie being incredibly funny, there's plenty of classic one liners from Dolemite (the late, great Rudy Ray Moore). Definitely worth watching for …

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