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The next chapter in the film franchise features the coolest private eye on any New York City block. JJ, aka John Shaft Jr. (Jessie Usher). He may be a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, but to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death, he needs an education only his dad can provide. Absent throughout JJ’s youth, the legendary locked-and-loaded John Shaft (Samuel L. Jackson) agrees to help his progeny navigate Harlem’s heroin-infested underbelly. And while JJ’s own FBI analyst’s badge may clash with his dad’s trademark leather coat, there’s no denying family. Besides, Shaft’s got an agenda of his own, and a score to settle that’s professional and personal.

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Based on 15 Shaft reviews, Shaft gets an average review score of 47.
70/100
variety.comCinema
Less blaxploitation than buddy action comedy, a rudely conventional new 'Shaft' pairs Samuel L. Jackson's mythic detective with a by-the-book son.
149d ago
C+/A+
theplaylist.netCinema
‘Shaft’: Cocky Blaxploitation Swagger & Millennial Wokeness Go To War With Samuel L. Jackson
149d ago
C/A+
www.avclub.comCinema
We can't dig this Shaft
149d ago
63/100
www.washingtonpost.comCinema
Shaft is also funny, with a sharp, fast-paced humor (though one transphobic joke is a tone-deaf clunker). And it’s always enjoyable to watch Jackson walking around while droppin...
149d ago
3/5
wegotthiscovered.comCinema
With a greener blend of heart and humor, Shaft safely ushers in the vigilante detective for modern audiences, though safety never seemed to be a factor before.
149d ago
60/100
www.thewrap.comCinema
Jessie T. Usher tries to keep Samuel L. Jackson and Richard Roundtree’s macho sexism in check in a mostly successful three-boot
149d ago
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Shaft was released on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD 59d ago in the US.
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September 24, 2019Confirmed
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Cinema
June 14, 2019Confirmed
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September 24, 2019Confirmed
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September 24, 2019Confirmed
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June 14, 2019Confirmed
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