In my quest to watch as many low budget, exploitation and non Hollywood films as possible I am in the process of watching all the blaxploitation genre I can get my hands on. Helped by a great reference book Blaxploitation Cinema: The Essential Reference Guide
I've been tracking down all the titles available!
I've watched a lot of the films and my personal favorites are Shaft [DVD] [1971
] (1971) (which I've loved for a few years) and Superfly [DVD] [1972
]. Probably 2 of the most commonly known.
I had heard mixed things about Trouble Man from it being a flop at the box office to generally not being a very good film. I have to say that I don't understand the first and strongly disagree with the second.
This is a fantastic film. Good acting, great sets and you can tell that this film actually had a budget. The main character Mr T is the one of the coolest most unflappable guys I've seen on screen so I guess some people may take a dislike like to him.
I can't say too much about the plot without giving the plot away.
However I have no hesitation in giving it 5 stars and to add to the same plateau currently occupied by Shaft and Superfly.