Shaft (2019)

Shaft (2019)

Shaft (2019)

Samuel L. Jackson and Richard Roundtree return for the fifth movie in the series that sees three generations of ass-kicking come together.

John Shaft Jr. (Jessie T. Usher, Independence Day: Resurgence) , a cyber security expert and MIT graduate, enlists his father's (Jackson) help to uncover the truth behind his best friend's untimely death.

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Shaft (2019) / Reviews

Variety

Variety

It's mix-and-match thriller MacGuffin clichés, but the movie barely pretends to be interested in this generic crime plot.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Whether you take this iteration of the character as an affectionate throwback or a cringe-worthy anachronism, it's hard to watch "Shaft" without feeling a little wistful.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A strange, angry attack on modernity that feels like the result of a group of bitter men griping about the metrosexualisation of a younger generation.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Yes, the great Isaac Hayes music makes an appearance, but the old days are gone and they are not coming back.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

It's all terribly contrived but, thanks to Samuel L. Jackson, this reboot of a reboot manages to resurrect stray moments of '70s-era, go-it-alone impudence and irreverence that still carry a certain appeal.

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