Shaft (2019)

More Shaft than you can handle.

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.

New York Times

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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.

The Guardian

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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.

Hollywood Reporter

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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.

Los Angeles Times

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

Variety (USA)

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