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A Low Down Dirty Shame

A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994)

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Average Rating: 3.4/10
Critic Reviews: 8
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A black detective becomes embroiled in a web of danger while searching for a fortune in missing drug money in this action-comedy. Writer-director Keenan Ivory Wayans also stars as Los Angeles private eye Arthur Shame, a former cop whose troubled past resurfaces when a one-time colleague asks for help in a narcotic case. During the course of his investigation, he encounters various old connections, ultimately confronting the criminal responsible for Shame's expulsion from the force. He must also

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Mar 4, 2003

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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.

July 25, 2008 Full Review Source: Variety
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So far, so hackneyed.

February 9, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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Mr. Wayans is an agreeable screen presence, but he makes a surprisingly bland action hero.

May 20, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Wayans isn't sure whether to send up Shaft and company or simply to remake the action thriller. The result is an embarrassing compromise.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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Here is a movie about guns. Take away the guns, and the movie would be about nothing much.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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It's easy -- far too easy -- to use the title of Keenen Ivory Wayans' latest movie as a description. Unfortunately, it's also accurate.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: ReelViews
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Wayans the screenwriter is largely to blame for the film's shortcomings, but Wayans the director does a solid job.

July 28, 2009 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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The comedy is hit-or-miss, while Wayans proves to be a huge fan of Hong Kong action flicks, ripping off a number of action sequences from them.

January 11, 2004 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
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Question of the day: why is there such an appeal to brainlessness?

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
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Unfortunately, however, where I'm Gonna Git You Sucka was completely off the wall, A Low Down Dirty Shame is just off.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

I'm not sure what type of movie this is supposed to be or who its audience is, but it's a low down dirty shame that Wayans' talent is wasted on this film.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

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.
June 9, 2009
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i am chuy yung phat, do you know what this means?

yea, it means you come with an egg roll and mi so soup.
January 25, 2007
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danny d

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This comedy is either a hit-or-miss
October 22, 2006
roygutteridge

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    1. Chun Yung Fat: I am chun yung fat. Do you know what that means?
    2. Shame: Yeah. You come with an egg roll and miso soup
    3. Chun Yung Fat: One day we will meet again.
    4. Shame: Next time bring some breath mints.
    – Submitted by Truth T (5 months ago)
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