Shaft

2019

Action / Comedy

9
IMDb Rating 6.2

Synopsis


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1080p
2.14G
Normal
English
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111 min
P/S 2854 / 2508

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Reviewed by lefteri-38218 10

It was nice to see a movie that didn't have a social or political agenda behind it and didn't pander to people who are easily offended. This movie showed that not everyone likes being a sensitive soft person. I really hope that movies can continue to break boundaries like this because it's a refreshment of our ability to enjoy humour without taking it personally. Plot was awesome and solid and the humour made it unbelievably enjoyable.

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Reviewed by bankofmarquis 4

Were you the one clamoring for a sequel to the year 2000 Samuel L. Jackson SHAFT (the sequel to the original 1971 Richard Roundtree SHAFT)? Did you remember there WAS a 2000 version of SHAFT? Do you remember the 1971 SHAFT?<br/><br/>Doesn&#39;t matter.<br/><br/>The makers of this film certainly don&#39;t remember those films for - besides casting Jackson and Roundtree - there is no similarity to either of these films.<br/><br/>The first SHAFT was a Blacksploitation film starring Roundtree with mucho gunfire and bloodshed and SHAFT 2000 (as I&#39;ll call it) is a full on action flick with Jackson as Roundtree&#39;s nephew fighting crime. SHAFT 2019 is none of these - the Samuel L. Jackson Shaft is now the SON of Richard Roundtree and partners with his son JJ ,John Shaft, Jr. (played by Jessie T. Usher) to investigate the death of his friend.<br/><br/>Okay...fine. I can forgive the change in tone and the &quot;tweak&quot; (I&#39;m being generous) to the timeline. What I can&#39;t forgive is the weak script (why write any good, or interesting, dialogue when we can have all of the characters say Samuel L. Jackson&#39;s signature motherf*^#er over and over) by 3 different writers (never a good sign) that were all, clearly, just in it for the paycheck.<br/><br/>Jessie T. Usher (he played Will Smith&#39;s son in the also ill-advised sequel to INDEPENDENCE DAY) is a bland lead with no gravitas and no swagger that starts out young and naive and is supposed to develop (under the tutelage of his father) street smarts but, really, just becomes annoying.<br/><br/>Regina Hall (GIRLS TRIP), Titus Welliver (BOSCH), Method Man (!) and Luna Lauren Velez (DEXTER) are all sleepwalking through underwritten roles just counting the minutes until they can take their paychecks to the bank.<br/><br/>At the heart of all of this &quot;missed opportunities&quot; is Director Tim Story (RIDE ALONG) he directs this film like he has someplace else to be, never missing an opportunity to be obvious (for example, JJ&#39;s friend - Karim - who&#39;s death sparks what passes for a plot in this film - might as well be walking around with a &quot;Dead Man Walking&quot; sign on him). Story&#39;s direction is lazy (and that&#39;s doing injustice to the word lazy) and obvious with no spark of ingenuity or imagination to be found.<br/><br/>And then there&#39;s Samuel L. Jackson as SHAFT. He defines the term &quot;sleepwalking through the picture&quot; looking bored and uninterested throughout and HE&#39;S THE BEST THING IN THE FILM! Thank goodness his charisma and charm ooze out of him without really trying - for he didn&#39;t really try here.<br/><br/>Save 2 hours of your life - skip SHAFT - you&#39;ll be glad you did.<br/><br/>Letter Grade: C<br/><br/>4 Stars (out of 10) and you can take this to the Bank(ofMarquis)

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Reviewed by refbumrulz 2

Yes, he&#39;s done it again. The same cookie cutter performance he does in any movie he is in. 5.9 rating is a GIFT. This is one of those movies you watch on a rainy day when you have nothing else to do and just feel like being a slug. The &quot;action&quot; wasn&#39;t anything spectacular. Same stuff we&#39;ve seen time and time again.

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