Bokeem Woodbine and his partner Justin Pierce play petty hoods. Pierce is
also trying to make a name in boxing. When he loses a fight they had bet
heavily on, the two find themselves in debt to a nasty crime boss with 24
hours to pay off 24 large. Woodbine visits the strip club where his
girlfriend, Sascha Knopf dances, and meets the obviously rich Roger Rees. He
hatches a plan to have Knopf seduce Rees, video tape it, and blackmail him for
the money. The plan is in motion, but they have some difficulty controlling
Rees, and Woodbine heads to the bank in Rees' Mercedes to cash a check. He
finds the account has been closed. He leaves, and has a flat. He no sooner
opens the trunk than a police car pulls up ... just as he discovers three
bodies in the trunk.
And this was the first clue that I was actually watching a comedy.
Blackmale starts off as a really bad thriller and is so convincing that IMDb lists it
as a thriller!
Up until the trunk scene, it had been slow going, but acts two and three
are hilarious. While it has rather extreme
violence, blood and gore, and is played way over the top, I found it
laugh-out-loud funny through a labyrinth of twists and turns. It is
either a so-bad-its-good movie or a dark crime comedy. Either way, it's a good
one, but for a small audience.
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