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Blankman

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5.01 h 35 min199412
He has no superpowers, no money and no name. He's Blankman, a self-appointed neighborhood crimestopper who's so broke that he fights crime in his underwear. Television's Damon Wayans stars as the bumbling Blankman in this uproarious laughfest.
Directors
Mike Binder
Starring
Robin GivensDamon WayansJon Polito
Genres
ComedyActionSuspense
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio Languages
English
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Supporting actors
Lynne ThigpenJason AlexanderDavid Alan Grier
Producers
C.O. EricksonEric Gold
Studio
Columbia Pictures
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4.7 out of 5 stars

529 global ratings

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  2. 9% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 4% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 1% of reviews have 2 stars
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Jade BReviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 January 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Pretty funny and silly
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How have I just found this film! It’s stupid humour but funny
georgina jamiesonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 01 February 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Blankman
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Blankman is not a bad film still watch it again
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 August 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Five Stars
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FUNNY FILM CHEESY BUT FAB
Lucy Louise KellyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 October 2015
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Five Stars
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brilliant x
A.P. Fuchs, author of The Axiom-man SagaReviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 May 2013
4.0 out of 5 stars
A Superhero Comedy With Heart
Two brothers. One a nerd. One a karate expert. Both grown up and living with their grandma.

Darryl and Kevin Walker (Damon Wayons and David Alan Grier) have lived in the rough part of town with their grandma since they were kids. As boys they'd run around the apartment with towels tied around their necks, aping Batman and Robin. Now, grown up, Kevin works at the TV station doing over-the-top news stories about aliens while Darryl works as a repairman and has a knack for inventing. After their grandma is killed along with several others while working to support the campaign of a wholesome, upcoming mayor, Darryl vows to make a difference in his city and invents bulletproof long johns, transforming himself into Blankman. He even makes a costume for his brother . . . who quickly refuses to join him. Taking cues from the campy 1960s Batman series, Blankman sets out to help others and uses this super alterego to work through his grandmother's death. Meanwhile, Kevin lets Darryl go about his crimefighting business since he's busy trying to woo beautiful reporter Kimberly Jonz (Robin Givens), who does real news stories several floors above him. Of course, tensions rise as Kimberly seems to have a thing for Blankman and admires the superhero's heroic efforts.

Eventually, Kevin learns who was behind their grandmother's death: the city's crime boss, Michael Minelli (Jon Polito). This time, Kevin asks to join Darryl on his crusade and since Darryl is the every-faithful brother, he produces the outfit Kevin rejected and Kevin becomes Other Guy, Blankman's side kick. The two take it upon themselves to hunt down Minelli and bring him to justice, making him pay for what he did once and for all.

Blankman is superhero comedy at its finest. It's also inspiring as it's the story of everyday guys trying to do the right thing even if it means putting on a costume and helping others. Damon Wayons and David Alan Grier are hilarious and the chemistry between the two works well. If you didn't know any better, would think they were brothers in real life.

This flick isn't your usual superhero spoof, though. It took itself seriously in that it wasn't tongue-in-cheek, but a deliberate superhero comedy with serious undertones. Everything from the social outcast that rises up, to the standing up for what's right in a world that's cynical and jaded, to going out of your way to helping your fellow man, Blankman hits it hard on all points.

The jokes and humor are laugh-out-loud funny, the sad moments make you ache inside, and David Alan Grier's facial expressions are priceless.

Like I mentioned in my review of The Phantom, sometimes it's nice to unplug and watch a superhero movie that's lighthearted, easygoing, and loads of fun.

There's plenty of action and excitement in this movie to satisfy those looking for those things, but it's real strength lies in its heart and that is about two boys rising up to become men in a world that took away the one person they held the most dear.

As a fair warning, this isn't a kid's movie as there's grown-up humor, innuendo and some language in it so is recommended for ages 14+.

I've been a Blankman fan from the beginning and though it's been nearly twenty years since it came out, I'm still rooting for a sequel.
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Mrs. D. MoncrieffReviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 September 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
Really Funny
This is An Excellent Comedy that should have done better in Britain than it did.It has some truly funny moments,most coming from the Hapless Hero's use of his Mostly Rubbish Inventions which He uses to fight Crime.
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