Shaft

audience Reviews

94% Audience Score94%
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    It's certainly not some epic movie, but it is another edition of the Shaft series of movies. There was too much focus on the kid, and Richard Roundtree didn't appear through the first 3/4 of the movie. One line that I really liked was that John Shaft was like the black James Bond. It was a great analogy. Samuel L. Jackson is a smooth kick ass dude as always. It's odd that there is such a disparity between the critics and audience scores for this movie. Clearly the audience wants to see more of Shaft, the iconic kick-ass black detective series that started almost 50 years ago.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    As of writing this 7727 audience reviews rate this at 94% and 124 Critics gave this a collective review of 32%. It's a shame that 84 people have the power to make movies this good do horrible in the box office. Make your own opinion. Mine is is 5 stars.
  • 1.5 of 5 stars
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    Lesser than expected; this formulative good-cop bad-cop reboot is nothing more than a B-Movie comedy that solely profits off the hardass vulgarity of Samuel L Jackson. Seeing that Samuel L Jackson is the co-star and his leading son isn't funny; the film is ultimately a poorly written disappointment with the minimal amount of one-liners necessary to hold one's attention.
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    Very fun action/comedy movie. If you enjoy Samuel L Jackson you will like it. It's a fun movie, and Richard Roundtree is great!!! Plenty of action and wise cracks!
  • 2 of 5 stars
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    "Shaft" lacks direction and plot, and instead is more focused in setting up stupid punchlines, playing into terrible stereotypes, and when all else fails - a shootout. In the end, you'll be surprised Richard Roundtree wanted anything to do with this.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    It gives a solid nod to old action movie fans, while still delivering in the modern times.
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    Don’t bother, believe me, I saw the whole thing, it doesn’t get better, it gets way worse!!
  • 2.5 of 5 stars
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    Qualche battuta interessante ma veramente una marea di stereotipi, soprattutto nel padre non padre Samuel che, forse per evidente mancanza di tempo, si ritrova a fare film in cui ha espressioni standard per sbrigare la faccenda.
  • 2.5 of 5 stars
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    Plenty of comedy and some interesting moments mainly thanks to Jackson putting in a very entertaining performance as Shaft. The culture and generation gap thing doesn't always work, ending up embarrassing rather than relevant, but there's plenty of Shaft's signature style and attitude on display. The story isn't anything special, the action scenes appear almost incoherently, the lead character is irritating rather than funny, and the "damsel in distress" finale is awful.
  • 3 of 5 stars
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    Look it's not great and the comedy beats don't hit right to many times but when it is funny it is funny and inappropriate. What I do like is it is a comedy that is not afraid. To few of those these days. It will offend.