Dan’s review published on Letterboxd:
Blaxploitation movies were wild, raunchy and often a form of protest. It was a community making movies because the establishment wouldn't work with them. Given that, this movie is far too tame given that's it's about a blaxploitation director. It just feels far more watered down than it should be. I want a bio-pic that's as intense and crazy as the movies this is about.
That said, it's a good movie. Eddie Murphy gives his best performance in years (decades?). It all plays out in a pretty expected manner, but it's fun along the way. This also highlights an area of the film industry that isn't talked about very much so it was great to see it on screen.
Could have been great, or at least wildly interesting, but it goes for palatable and it's a good watch under that lens.