“A stylish, silly and wonderfully entertaining trash classic.
“ Time to Slow Kick Some Drugs in the Face .
“ I am glad that this movie is available on DVD, for it's an enjoyable taste of the '70s!
“ However what's certain, in the case at hand, is that we have an averagely entertaining action thriller, and a black revenge out of old Hollywood's molds and racism.
“ Add that to an uninteresting story, and you have a dull film.
“ But it is an enjoyable time-passer for blaxploitation fans.
“About the only really enjoyable scenes are those involving Doodlebug (Antonio "Huggy Bear" Fargas) and his henchmen.
“ Director Jack Starrett tackles the wacky plot with his trademark go-for-it panache: he keeps the pace snappy throughout and stages the plentiful action with considerable rip-snorting vigor (a lengthy car chase qualifies as the definite stirring highlight).
“ It was so enjoyable part of this era's culture, and I miss it powerfully.
“ Not bad, just dull.
“ Another problem with the screenplay is that Cleopatra Jones seems mighty slow tracking down the bad guys - her investigation moves at a crawl.
“ Followed by the equally enjoyable sequel "Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold.
“ The film is overall pretty funny, and a highly entertaining time-waster.
“ Though from my movie-watching experience, I find that I tend to prefer films from before 1970, these films from the 70's are great too, and are a lot more enjoyable to me than most films I see today.
“Now, this is when it gets a bit bland.
“ Still, it's got decent music, acceptable production values, interesting locales and costumes and some snappy dialogue.
“I think Tamara Dobson is absolutely stunning in the movie.
“ Winters in particular has a whale of a time as Mommy: she screams all her dialogue at the top of her lungs, joyfully squeezes the shapely butts of her lovely young female servants, sports a bright red Ronald McDonald fright wig, wears a tight leather outfit, brandishes a riding crop, and totally cuts loose in a rousing, no-holds-barred womano-to-womano physical confrontation with Dobson at the end of the picture.