A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994)

A Low Down Dirty Shame



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Movie Info

This L.A.-set comedy action film spoofs classic detective movies. Shame is a struggling private dick whose career was destroyed after he became involved with a woman while tailing a Latin American drug lord. A former colleague of Shame's, now a DEA agent, reopens the case when the presumed-dead drug lord is discovered to be still alive. The agent needs Shame's help and so the detective renews his relationship with Peaches, the irritating and jealous woman who caused his downfall.

Rating: R
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Keenen Ivory Wayans
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 4, 2003
Buena Vista Pictures


as Mendoza

as Capt. Nunez

as Diane

as Mendoza's Girl

as Mob Boss

as Chung Yung Fat

as Skinhead Speaker

as Hooker

as The John

as 1st Cop

as 2nd Cop

as Funeral Guest

as Chad's Agent

as Mailman at Post Offi...

as Maitre d'

as Waitress

as 1st Customer

as 2nd Customer

as Female Lovemaker

as Male Lovemaker

as Body Builder

as Young Police Officer

as Hotel Thug

as Exotic Dancer

as Denise
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Critic Reviews for A Low Down Dirty Shame

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (9)

In terms of action, Wayans the director relies too much on slow-motion in shooting action scenes -- a tiresome habit that undercuts the potential excitement of some sequences.

Full Review… | July 25, 2008
Top Critic

So far, so hackneyed.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Mr. Wayans is an agreeable screen presence, but he makes a surprisingly bland action hero.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Wayans isn't sure whether to send up Shaft and company or simply to remake the action thriller. The result is an embarrassing compromise.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Here is a movie about guns. Take away the guns, and the movie would be about nothing much.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

It's easy -- far too easy -- to use the title of Keenen Ivory Wayans' latest movie as a description. Unfortunately, it's also accurate.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for A Low Down Dirty Shame


Not bad action-comedy of Keenen Ivory Wayans' film. Jada Pinkett's animated performance as Shame's fast-talking girl Friday is one of the few outstanding elements in this otherwise so-so spoof of blaxploitation pictures.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

i am chuy yung phat, do you know what this means?

yea, it means you come with an egg roll and mi so soup.

danny d

Super Reviewer

This comedy is either a hit-or-miss

Roy Gutteridge

Super Reviewer

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