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Based on 33 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 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

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Shaft is still enormously involving. It's popcorn, but very fresh. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Violent, cool and street-smart, Shaft supplies everything you want in a summer movie. show more

  • 54
    Kevin Maynard Mr. Showbiz

    This avenging cat gets no action whatsoever. Neither does the movie, despite a terrific cast and a heap of street style. show more

  • 88
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    With Jackson leading the way, Shaft has style, punch, and street cred. It's a hot cool update. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    The new movie, like its predecessor, is a crime thriller with a moral viewpoint, an eye and ear for street color and a taste for macho movie fantasy. show more

  • 75
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    Shaft is what summer action flicks should be... thanks to superior writing, acting and direction. show more

  • 75
    Ann Hornaday Baltimore Sun

    There's good trash: throwaway, intellectually undemanding action movies that, despite their heavy body counts and hard edges, are executed with a touch of class and a sunny disposition. show more

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