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Shaft

Want to watch 'Shaft' on your TV, phone, or tablet? Hunting down a streaming service to buy, rent, download, or watch the Gordon Parks-directed movie via subscription can be challenging, so we here at Moviefone want to do right by you.

Below, you’ll find a number of top-tier streaming and cable services - including rental, purchase, and subscription choices - along with the availability of 'Shaft' on each platform. Now, before we get into the nitty-gritty of how you can watch 'Shaft' right now, here are some finer points about the Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Shaft Productions Ltd. crime drama flick.

Released July 2nd, 1971, 'Shaft' stars Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Christopher St. John, Charles Cioffi The R movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 40 min, and received a score of (out of 100) on Metacritic, which put together reviews from top critics.

Curious to know what the movie's about? Here's the plot: "John Shaft (Richard Roundtree) is the ultimate in suave black detectives. He first finds himself up against Bumpy (Moses Gunn), the leader of the black crime mob, then against black nationals, and finally working with both against the white mafia who are trying to blackmail Bumpy by kidnapping his daughter."

'Shaft' is currently available to rent, purchase, or stream via subscription on Amazon.com, VUDU, YouTube, and iTunes Store .

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