(2000)

Critic Reviews

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Metascore

Based on 33 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
88
Boston Globe
With Jackson leading the way, Shaft has style, punch, and street cred. It's a hot cool update.
75
Entertainment Weekly
If nothing else, Shaft is spicy fast food.
75
San Francisco Chronicle
Shaft has everything --smart writing, shrewd direction and a handful of performances that are first-rate by any standard.
75
USA Today
It's fast, easy on the eyes, full of funny putdowns and cast well enough to have two memorable villains.
75
Shaft is still enormously involving. It's popcorn, but very fresh.
75
New York Daily News
Violent, cool and street-smart, Shaft supplies everything you want in a summer movie.
75
Chicago Tribune
The new movie, like its predecessor, is a crime thriller with a moral viewpoint, an eye and ear for street color and a taste for macho movie fantasy.
75
New York Post
Shaft is what summer action flicks should be... thanks to superior writing, acting and direction.
75
Baltimore Sun
There's good trash: throwaway, intellectually undemanding action movies that, despite their heavy body counts and hard edges, are executed with a touch of class and a sunny disposition.
60
Rolling Stone
Shaft scores by lacing ba-da-boom action with social pertinence.
54
Mr. Showbiz
This avenging cat gets no action whatsoever. Neither does the movie, despite a terrific cast and a heap of street style.

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