• Shaft (2000)


Release Date: June 16th, 2000

DVD Release Date: December 12th, 2000

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 Williams, Jeffrey Wright, Christian Bale, Busta Rhymes, Dan Hedaya, Toni Collette, Richard Roundtree

Director: John Singleton

Genres: Action

Production Co: Scott Rudin Productions, Paramount Pictures, Shaft Productions Ltd., New Deal Productions

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Pursuit, Quest, Police station, Murder, Intense, Investigation, 2000s, New York City, Amusing

Ratings & Reviews

  • 54
    Kevin MaynardMr. 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 CarrBoston Globe

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

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

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

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