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TV Guide
July 28, 2009
Wayans the screenwriter is largely to blame for the film's shortcomings, but Wayans the director does a solid job.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Brian Lowry
July 25, 2008
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.
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
February 9, 2006
So far, so hackneyed.
Michael Dequina
January 11, 2004
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Mr. Wayans is an agreeable screen presence, but he makes a surprisingly bland action hero.
| Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
It's easy -- far too easy -- to use the title of Keenen Ivory Wayans' latest movie as a description. Unfortunately, it's also accurate.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Here is a movie about guns. Take away the guns, and the movie would be about nothing much.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Wayans isn't sure whether to send up Shaft and company or simply to remake the action thriller. The result is an embarrassing compromise.
Alison Macor
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Unfortunately, however, where I'm Gonna Git You Sucka was completely off the wall, A Low Down Dirty Shame is just off.
James Brundage
January 1, 2000
Question of the day: why is there such an appeal to brainlessness?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C
Emanuel Levy
July 1, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 6, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Angela Baldassarre
July 27, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
September 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
September 4, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
August 25, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
August 5, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
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