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


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


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


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


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

Variety (USA)


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