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Shaft 2000


From Amazon: Samuel L. Jackson makes a gleefully updated John Shaft in John Singleton's homage to (not remake of) the early '70s action classic, picking up where Richard Roundtree's legendary Shaft left off. The Manhattan-set film is highlighted by excellent performances, dynamic action scenes, and witty one-liners (Jackson's Shaft: "It's my duty to please the booty"--although the line's deceptive: there's a surprising lack of sex in the film). Unfortunately, it's offset by a surprisingly uninspired, predictable, one-dimensional story, penned by Singleton, Richard Price, and Shane Salerno. The story, in which Shaft investigates the murder of a...

Directed By:
No image existsJohn Singleton
Written By:
Richard PriceRichard Price
Starring:
Samuel L. JacksonSamuel L. Jackson
Christian BaleChristian Bale
No image existsVanessa L. Williams
Jeffrey WrightJeffrey Wright
No image existsPhilip Bosco
Toni ColletteToni Collette
No image existsAngela Pietropinto
No image existsDan Hedaya
No image existsJosef Sommer
Richard RoundtreeRichard Roundtree
Ruben Santiago-HudsonRuben Santiago-Hudson
No image existsLynne Thigpen
No image existsPat Hingle
No image existsBusta Rhymes
Mekhi PhiferMekhi Phifer
No image existsZach Grenier
No image existsCatherine Kellner
Isaac HayesIsaac Hayes
No image existsLee Tergesen
No image existsGloria Reuben
No image existsGordon Parks
No image existsDaniel von Bargen
Elizabeth BanksElizabeth Banks

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Shaft Movie Review by Movie Addict (5/10/2009)

We are not talking classics here, but guilty pleasures. I've watched it three or four times. I am surprised I haven't written it up.

The Richard Roundtree role of John Shaft is taken by none other than Samuel L. Jackson. Christian Bale is his nemesis as Walter Wade, Jr., who is a racist, spoiled rich kid.

Wade hooks up...

(complete Shaft review by Movie Addict)


Shaft Movie Review by Derringer (12/6/2008)

HE'S BIG, BLACK AND SASSY.

John Shaft is his name.

And being a Cop/P.I. is his game.

Here's a 'loaded' lyric-line from the title track of 'SHAFT', courtesy of songwriter, ISAAC HAYES.

"Who's the Private Dick that's a sex-machine to all the chicks?"....(reply in unison)...."JOHN SHAFT!"

Please allow me to make a few...

(complete Shaft review by Derringer)



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