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Shaft Reviews

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September 6, 2017
Samuel L Jackson, very cool in a wardrobe designed by Armani, has the necessary presence to carry off this slick homage to the icon of 1970s blaxploitation from director John Singleton.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 3, 2013
doesn't have the same historical impact as the original .... but entertaining
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 1, 2013
Packs a ton of style and solid laughs, but in the end, it's mostly a hollow experience...
December 28, 2010
A guilty pleasure for adults and older teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 26, 2006
Shaft quickly splits into two different movies, and only one of them fully succeeds.
December 6, 2004
The primary focus of the film, and the real reason we're here, is to watch Samuel Jackson sink his teeth into the Shaft's trash-talking dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 28, 2004
Samuel L. Jackson, who broke out of the pack in Pulp Fiction, fits the role and his leather Armani coat as though it's tailor-made. He's the man, and we can dig it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 12, 2002
Despite a fairly intriguing first hour that captures the original film's leisurely pace and street-smart mood, what finally conks Shaft's afro is a third act that lacks a compelling, forward-moving plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 16, 2002
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
June 15, 2002
a surprisingly successful update of what many regard as the best of the "blaxploitation" films of the early 1970s. It owes most of its success to Jackson, who hasn't had such a meaty role since "Pulp Fiction"...
May 31, 2002
Se não revoluciona o gênero com suas batidas cenas de ação, Shaft consegue, ao menos, resgatar um personagem interessante.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 24, 2001
Even with a pro like Samuel L. Jackson in the title role, it has a hard time keeping the balls in the air.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 19, 2001
A messy, slapdash remake of Gordon Parks' overheated and overrated 1971 blaxploitation cash-in.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 1, 2000
It's hard to remember so unapologetically flamboyant a movie.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
Singleton shows enough in Shaft to indicate he can make this kind of motion picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
A decent popcorn movie.
January 1, 2000
[Covers] too many bases.
January 1, 2000
To paraphrase the title song, that Shaft is one bad ... movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 1, 2000
It's Giuliani time.
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