TNT Jackson (2000) from Tuna

T.N.T Jackson (1975) is a Roger Corman blacksploitation/Kung Fu/Crime film shot in the Philippines. 

The plot, not that it matters, has T.N.T. coming to revenge the murder of her brother. She runs headlong into an undercover narcotics investigation. The fighting is amazingly bad, with the punches obviously missing, the kicks looking more like an NFL punter than a martial artist, and no attention at all to continuity - Jeannie Bell flies through the air in white panties, and then lands in brown ones! 


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bare bones

The transfer is abysmal, obviously made from a very battered print with no effort to clean it up. The good news? Good breast shots from Playboy Playmate of the Month October 1969, Jeannie Bell, breasts from Pat Anderson getting out of the shower, and breasts from two unknowns. Maltin says 2 stars, and IMDB readers say 5.9/10.  

The Critics Vote

  • Maltin 2/4

The People Vote ...

  • With their votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters score it 5.9 
IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, well, I would have enjoyed it much more if the transfer would have been decent, but it crosses several genres, and has bad movie appeal, so C+.

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