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Plot: New York City police detective John Shaft (nephew of the original 1970s detective) goes on a personal mission to make sure the son of a real estate tycoon is brought to justice after a racially-motivated murder.
Runtime: 99 mins Release Date: 15 Sep 2000
Very excited about the remake who will come next year. And after 19 years, will see Samuel L. Jackson again at the same character. I think, this will be very interesting.
Not a remake... A continuation of the first 3 Shaft films (by XweAponX)
In 1971 John Shaft butt-kicked his way though NYC to retrieve a kidnapped Pimp's daughter.In 2000, His nephew butt-kicks through NYC in a more modern story.I recently saw the original and I realized just now that this 2000 "Remake" is actually a continuation of the story. After all, there were two sequels in 1972 and 73: "Shaft's big Score" and "Shaft in Africa"Richard Roundtree is STILL John Shaft. He is wearing the same turtleneck and brown leather jacket. He's still the "Private Dick who's the sex machine with all the chicks". But <more>
this film focuses on his nephew Samuel L Jackson is also John Shaft, an NYPD Detective that gets fed up with the system when murderer Christian Bale walks and so he goes out and gets Bale himself, using all sorts of clever tricks on the bad guys.Someone posted a comment that this film was un-original, but entertaining. Hell, nothing is original, and so I rate this film high cos it IS entertaining. It is well directed, and as such is swell Homage to Gordon Parks... Who directed the first Shaft film and is in this film as the club patron named "Mister P" All this being said: It is a long way from 1971 to 2000, almost 30 years: So, this 2000 "Continuation" is not as big a deal as the original was. But that don't make it any less good. I liked this film and I liked the original Shaft.
A good but not great restyling of the Shaft story in this we meet police detective John Shaft which was one of the biggest hang ups many people had Shaft a Cop? And Why not it works it introduces us nicely into Shaft's world he's a honest hard working cop who is not that big on race relations. The case that obessesses him is the murder of a young black man by a young spoiled rich kid. We see justice perverted and the killer get away and when Shaft does get him again Justice is denied and he quits the force to work with His uncle John Shaft The Original SHAFT The story is not original <more>
and the acting is pretty decent and seeing Richard Roundtree as Shaft again is a true pleasure they should of had more scenes with him in it. But the movie's main saving grace is Sam Jackson as Shaft. The man oozes cool it's as if he has cool running throughout his body instead of blood he is the way we imagine Shaft to be. And Christian Bale this man was born to play a silver spooned villain he is a man to hate he oozes arrogance and slime as well as giving his character a touch of pity when he comes in well over his head. To me the only real weak point of the movie was Jeffery Wright as peoples. Wright is a incredibly talented actor but to me his performance seems forced and clichéd and without any touch of originalty. You can't compare this movie to the original Shaft movie but people will try. The only thing I can say is they are two different movies and two different Shafts. Both are highly enjoyable if you shut your brain off for a while and watch this movie as it's meant to be as pure escapist entertainment. Shaft is still the man. Any Questions?
I know this movie's storyline and plot are a bit clichéd and stereotyped in a way and it's probably why a lot of people dislike this movie but I thought this movie kicked some serious ass and convinced me that Sam Jackson is one of my favorite actors of all time! Sam Jackson's performance from Shaft might not be as seductive as Richard Roundtree's in the original Shaft, but Jackson really delivers with the rest of the Shaft qualities. He's a no-nonsense taking, trash-talking, ass-kicking, pistol-whipping, in-your-face Shaft that in my opinion outshines the original <more>
Shaft.His supporting cast is also excellent. Jeffrey Wright is perfect and hilarious as People's Hernandez. He definitely steals the show from Jackson whenever he's on screen. I still find it hard to believe that an African-American actor was able to play a Hispanic character so perfectly. His portrayal of a Dominican drug dealer was so dead-on I say that because I grew up in the neighborhood where they shot this movie. That's how recognize the mannerisms and accent he puts on in the movie because I used see guys like that around my way a lot of my friends don't believe me when I tell them this guy is actually black, and I found out on this website and at first I was shocked too and it really made me acknowledge his huge talent as an actor.Christian Bale as Walter Wade Jr. was excellent as well. Once again we see him playing the role of a sadistic killer that he played in American Psycho. In this movie he is so obnoxious and evil it really makes you hate him and wish Shaft can kick his ass hard! The rest of the cast is pretty good too. Toni Collete does a great job portraying an Italian-American from The Bronx, her accent is pretty good, and so was her performance as the threatened and terrified witness of a crime committed by Bale's character at the beginning of the movie. Vanessa Williams does a good job as Shaft's female backup, Carmen Vasquez, who although most times does not agree with his brutal methods of justice, still sees Shaft's noble side and backs him up. Busta Rhymes was hilarious in this movie as Shaft's right-hand man, Rasaan. This movie never bores you. The dialogue is excellent, sometimes it's almost like watching a Tarantino flick, and then it's the action sequences which are pretty well done as well. I know John Singleton has done better movies in the past Boys 'n da Hood, Poetic Justice but I still enjoy this movie every time I watch it. This is a great movie if you're in the mood for action and comedy. To date I have seen it about 30 times or more since 2000, and it's the first DVD I ever bought. A classic! 9.5 out of 10!
I've never seen the first Shaft movies, but that didn't stop me from liking this movie. I found it interesting though, that there was such a small plot, but a huge story surrounding it. I thought Samuel L. Jackson did a great job, along with Christian Bale and Toni Collette. I wasn't all too fond of Busta Rhymes, but I can deal. The movie won't be a summer blockbuster, but it is definitely worth scoping out. Hope you enjoy it, -Cortex
Shaft is Back! (by yak2000)
SHAFT is back and in a big way. Sam Jackson is perfect as the tall, smart-mouth, tough mother...watch your mouth! The audience went crazy. Cheering and laughing aloud. They loved it and so will the rest of America.It is a little too violent in my opinion. But there are nice performances, especially from the Cuban new-comer actor who played the nemesis in it. A nice cameo from the original Shaft.They should have left the tag line "Watch your mouth" as in the original, instead of what they used to "modernize" it, which didn't have quite the impact it could have.And that <more>
was a nice star-making role for the Cuban actor.It's actually a great cross-over movie. In other words even white people will like it.
I went to see this movie expecting to see a big-budget remake of the original Shaft, and I got it.This version is a lot more violent than the original, it didn't seem to be in Shaft's style. The pacing and editing in the first half of the movie were fast and smooth. John Singleton did a great job in establishing Shaft's character and the plot. During the second half of the movie when the action really begins , however, the movie starts to lose it's original slickness.Samuel L. Jackson is truly a great Shaft, he's probably the only actor out there besides the great <more>
Richard Roundtree who could pull this off, and he does an excellent job. This time around, though, we don't really see Shaft's "Ladies' Man" side, except for a couple of innuendoes with minor characters. Like I said, Jackson's Shaft is a little too violent even for a desensitized, Tarantino fan like me . Christian Bale, after playing a cold,rich, psychopathic killer in "American Psycho", plays a...cold, rich, psychopathic killer. He's perfect in his ability to make us feel absolutely no compassion for him. It's impossible not to mention Bustah Rhymes in a small but great role as Shaft's driver/assistant. He provides some of the comic relief, taking some strain off of Jackson.I thoroughly enjoyed Isaac Hayes' Oscar-Winning theme, which plays throughout the movie.This Shaft is a great movie for anyone who's a fan of the original, Sam Jackson, or great action movies in general.
I was surprised that I liked this remake of "Shaft" as much as I did. It has a wonderful ensemble cast, which included Toni Collette, Christian Bale, and the terrific, Jeffrey Wright. All of them are allowed to bring their considerable acting chops to their roles, especially Bale as a Hateful Rich White Boy from central casting, and Wright as a simultaneously hilarious and scary gangster. Samuel L. Jackson plays, well, Samuel L. Jackson, this time cast as Shaft, a tall, tough, elegant black dude who looks like Samuel L. Jackson not that there's anything wrong with <more>
that.Don't expect deathless art here but do expect to be entertained. It's one of those movies that is so politically incorrect it makes you gasp while you are laughing. There are lots of explosions, gore, and chases, both afoot and in cars, and it all happens in little more than 90 minutes. It's a lot of fun, highly recommended.
Over-the-top but still not bad (by PersianPlaya408)
Singleton's homage and modern day Shaft is an entertaining movie. Its not perfect, definitely flawed, from Wright's hilarious performances as People Hernandez, to the lines Samuel L. Jackson uses, to the whole feel of it, at times it did feel like a long sitcom. However it is always entertaining and exciting, and thats more than i can say for some other movies. I thought the cast did well, and basically saved Singleton, as the film seemed put together kind of lazy and rode the reputations of those involved. Still, it was a good movie, and i think its worth a look. Jeffrey Wright has <more>
some hilarious lines like "this is Italian leather, worth more than half your shitty paycheck" to the cops. hahaIMDb Rating: 5.9- MY Rating: 8/10