Attention all blaxploitation fanatics! Five 1970s icons – Pam Grier, Fred Williamson, Jim Brown, Ron O’Neal and Richard Roundtree – team up to teach a Gary, Indiana, ghetto gang a tough-guy lesson in veteran B-movie director Larry Cohen’s hip, black badass action update.
Exciting and thought-provoking (should fire be fought with fire?), Cohen’s cool customer is both a contemporary morality tale and an affectionately nostalgic look back at the Shaft and Foxy Brown era.
Reverend Marshall Dorsey