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Shaft Reviews

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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
To paraphrase the title song, that Shaft is one bad ... movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 26, 2006
Shaft quickly splits into two different movies, and only one of them fully succeeds.
June 1, 2013
Packs a ton of style and solid laughs, but in the end, it's mostly a hollow experience...
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Shaft is a parody of itself but doesn't even realize it.
| Original Score: 2/5
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
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
We know we are watching a Shaft movie without even looking up at the screen, as we tune into the wah-wah funk sound of Isaac Hayes' exponential title theme ...
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 28, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
The story becomes a mess about halfway through.
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
If all you require of an evening's entertainment is a constant flow of four- and 12-letter swear words, Shaft is your man.
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
A film that was meant to make us all feel cool, just leaves everyone cold.
January 1, 2000
It's Giuliani time.
January 1, 2000
[Covers] too many bases.
January 1, 2000
Even with a great actor living out his own fantasy inside the character, we need more play and less bloodsport to make it inviting for the rest of us.
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 68/100
January 1, 2000
A choppy and uneven viewing experience.
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