Shaft

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50

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 52 Ratings

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 33
  2. Negative: 5 out of 33
  1. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    88
    With Jackson leading the way, Shaft has style, punch, and street cred. It's a hot cool update.
  2. 75
    There's good trash: throwaway, intellectually undemanding action movies that, despite their heavy body counts and hard edges, are executed with a touch of class and a sunny disposition.
  3. Shaft is what summer action flicks should be... thanks to superior writing, acting and direction.
  4. It's a bad sign when audience enthusiasm peaks during the credits sequence.
  5. Reviewed by: Robert Horton
    50
    The movie itself gets scattered.
  6. 50
    Shaft? Not in this splashy-but-empty remake he isn't.
  7. Singleton's version is cynical and silly--one long set-up to a closing scene that promises, or threatens, a sequel.

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  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Oct 26, 2013
    4
    Not much to expect here, thus it lived up to my expectations. It's pretty much your classic action flick except with Samuel L. Jackson in theNot much to expect here, thus it lived up to my expectations. It's pretty much your classic action flick except with Samuel L. Jackson in the lead, which makes it that much better. Jackson really makes this movie, because with him, it would just be a total disaster. But, with him, it's average entertainment. Expand

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