• Shaft (2019)

Shaft

Release Date: June 14th, 2019

R |1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary

John Shaft Jr. may be an FBI cyber security expert, but to uncover the truth behind his best friend's untimely death, he needs an education that only his dad can provide. Absent throughout his childhood, the legendary John Shaft agrees to help his son navigate the heroin-infested underbelly of Harlem, N.Y. Besides, the locked and loaded Shaft has his own score to settle -- both professional and personal.

Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie Usher, Richard Roundtree, Regina Hall, Alexandra Shipp, Matt Lauria, Titus Welliver, Method Man

Director: Tim Story

Genres: Action , Comedy

Production Co: New Line Cinema, Davis Entertainment

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Underdog, Amusing, Best friend, Office, Growing up, New York City, Cool, Cheeky, 2010s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Brian LowryCNN

    A private eye who's "a sex machine to all the chicks," as the song went back in 1971, isn't exactly tailor-made to 2019. The new "Shaft" plays with that tension but yields mixed results, in an action comedy that's neither consistently funny nor especially exciting, despite Samuel L. Jackson's second stab at the part. show more

  • 60
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    To listen to Jackson doing street talk is akin to reveling in Olivier reciting Shakespeare — in other words, it's one of the great pleasures of the language. Edit the film down to his dialogue and you have a wonderful greatest hits collection. show more

  • 35
    William BibbianiIGN

    Tim Story takes a classic movie franchise and drains it of all the action, sex and topicality that made it worth revisiting in the first place. Jackson, Roundtree and Usher have star power to spare but they’re asked to perform embarrassing and ignorant comedy routines, and the action is so unremarkable that the movie can’t even rely on that spectacle to compensate. show more

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