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Shaft Reviews

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
June 3, 2013
doesn't have the same historical impact as the original .... but entertaining
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
A guilty pleasure for adults and older teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
July 24, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: B

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
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+
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
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
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 3/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5

Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jon Niccum
Pitch.com
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
Richard Dean
ViewLondon
October 30, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
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"...
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
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
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
April 3, 2002
| Original Score: B-
Jeremiah Kipp
ToxicUniverse.com
January 27, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
October 30, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
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-
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 10, 2001
| Original Score: 3/5
Joel Siegel
Good Morning America
April 24, 2001
| Original Score: A-

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Top Critic
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
August 7, 2004
Top Critic
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 19, 2004
Mark Freeman
Critical Eye
January 24, 2004
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 2, 2002

Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Marjorie Baumgarten
Anchorage Press
June 12, 2001

Movieline
April 17, 2001
Andrew O'Hehir
Sight and Sound
April 17, 2001

Empire Magazine
April 3, 2001
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
February 14, 2001
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
February 14, 2001
Top Critic
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
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Ebert & Roeper
January 1, 2000
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