A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994)
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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
Nov 23, 1994 Wide
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Keenen Ivory Wayans
Charles S. Dutton
Jada Pinkett Smith
Young Police Officer
Craig Ryan Ng
Chun Yung Fat
Sven Ole Thorsen
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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.
Mr. Wayans is an agreeable screen presence, but he makes a surprisingly bland action hero.
Wayans isn't sure whether to send up Shaft and company or simply to remake the action thriller. The result is an embarrassing compromise.
Here is a movie about guns. Take away the guns, and the movie would be about nothing much.
It's easy -- far too easy -- to use the title of Keenen Ivory Wayans' latest movie as a description. Unfortunately, it's also accurate.
Wayans the screenwriter is largely to blame for the film's shortcomings, but Wayans the director does a solid job.
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.
Unfortunately, however, where I'm Gonna Git You Sucka was completely off the wall, A Low Down Dirty Shame is just off.
Audience Reviews for A Low Down Dirty Shame
- Chun Yung Fat: I am chun yung fat. Do you know what that means?
- Shame: Yeah. You come with an egg roll and miso soup
- Chun Yung Fat: One day we will meet again.
- Shame: Next time bring some breath mints.
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