Shaft

critic Reviews

, 33% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • Decades removed from the original, this multi-generational Shaft struggles to keep its characters interesting -- or anything other than uncomfortably outdated.
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    Andrea GronvallChicago Reader
    An appealing reboot.
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    Justin ChangFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    This is a very strange movie... They've taken one of the coolest, suavest characters in movie history and cast him in this multigenerational "grumpy old dad" sitcom.
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    Jason BaileyFlavorwire
    The blaxploitation hero's new reboot/revamp/retcon is the most depressing movie of the year.
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    Robert DanielsMediaversity Reviews
    [Shaft is] the worst and most problematic film of 2019-or any other year, for that matter.
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    David EdelsteinNew York Magazine/Vulture
    It stinks to heaven.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    Middle generation Shaft looks good roaring around in his souped-up Monte Carlo SS. It's too bad the characters as a whole didn't have a better vehicle.
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    Candice McMillanSeattle Refined
    To dissect this film too deeply would give toxic masculinity and blatant homophobia their time in the sun.
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    Mike MassieGone With The Twins
    It's easy enough to laugh at the brazenness and the raunchiness.
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    Richard PropesTheIndependentCritic.com
    A frequently funny film that self-parodies without ever becoming a total joke.
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    Nabila HatimyThe Star (Kenya)
    Some legends should be retired and admired for what they used to be. Shaft is one of them.
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