Shaft

Shaft

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  • Shaft
    2 minutes 8 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008

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Shaft Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Is this a good movie? Not exactly; too much of it is on automatic pilot, as it must be, to satisfy the fans of the original Shaft.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

To paraphrase the title song, that Shaft is one bad ... movie.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: C+

January 1, 2000
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Shaft quickly splits into two different movies, and only one of them fully succeeds.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

May 26, 2006
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Packs a ton of style and solid laughs, but in the end, it's mostly a hollow experience...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

June 1, 2013
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound

Full Review Source: Big Picture Big Sound | Original Score: 2/4

July 14, 2007
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Shaft is a parody of itself but doesn't even realize it.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

January 1, 2000
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Jackson strives mightily to unify the story, but the job is too much for him. Once again a studio action movie went before the camera before the script was ready.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

August 16, 2002
Bob Bloom
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 1, 2000
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

We know we are watching a Shaft movie without even looking up at the screen, as we tune into the wah-wah funk sound of Isaac Hayes' exponential title theme ...

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C

January 1, 2000
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

Full Review Source: Goatdog's Movies | Original Score: 2/5

February 28, 2002
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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The story becomes a mess about halfway through.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News

January 1, 2000
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org

Full Review Source: Cinemaphile.org | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 1, 2000
Shawn Levy
Oregonian

If all you require of an evening's entertainment is a constant flow of four- and 12-letter swear words, Shaft is your man.

Full Review Source: Oregonian

January 1, 2000
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

A messy, slapdash remake of Gordon Parks' overheated and overrated 1971 blaxploitation cash-in.

Full Review Source: Matinee Magazine | Original Score: C

March 19, 2001
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

A film that was meant to make us all feel cool, just leaves everyone cold.

Full Review Source: Juicy Cerebellum

January 1, 2000
Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

It's Giuliani time.

Full Review Source: City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

January 1, 2000
Robert Horton
Film.com
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[Covers] too many bases.

January 1, 2000
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies

Even with a great actor living out his own fantasy inside the character, we need more play and less bloodsport to make it inviting for the rest of us.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies

January 1, 2000
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 68/100

January 1, 2000
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy

A choppy and uneven viewing experience.

January 1, 2000
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
February 14, 2001
Derek Adams
Time Out
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June 24, 2006
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
February 14, 2001
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 2, 2002
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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January 1, 2000
Wesley Morris
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Mark Freeman
Critical Eye

January 24, 2004
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
January 1, 2000
Scott A. Mantz
Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews

Full Review Source: Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews | Original Score: 6/5

January 1, 2000
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
January 1, 2000
Andrew O'Hehir
Sight and Sound
April 17, 2001
Marjorie Baumgarten
Anchorage Press

June 12, 2001
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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May 19, 2004
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
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August 7, 2004

Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000

Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
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