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R| 1 hr. 38 min.

Plot Summary
Crooked cops on the take -- small-time drug lords -- sleazy informers and sadistic rich kids ready to kill --- for police detective John Shaft, its just another night in the underbelly of New York City, another shift facing down cops and criminals who want him dead and a legal system that thrives on money, not justice.

Cast: Samuel L. Jackson , Vanessa L. Williams , Jeffrey Wright , Christian Bale , Busta Rhymes , Dan Hedaya , Toni Collette , Richard Roundtree

Director: John Singleton

Genres: Action

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Shaft (2000)

Release Date: June 16th, 2000|1 hr. 38 min.

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critic reviews (10)
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  • 60
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Shaft scores by lacing ba-da-boom action with social pertinence. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Shaft has everything --smart writing, shrewd direction and a handful of performances that are first-rate by any standard. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    It's fast, easy on the eyes, full of funny putdowns and cast well enough to have two memorable villains. show more

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