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Sex & Nudity

  • Shaft and his girlfriend have sex but any nudity is blocked out by what appear to be lampshades
  • Shaft and a woman have sex in the shower, we see the side of her breasts but no other nudity

Violence & Gore

  • Very graphic violence throughout. Three very brutal and graphic shootouts occur. One character brutally kicks another. We see the aftermath of one shootout. A nasty fight in the beginning.
  • Shaft hits a man in the back and carries him away.
  • There's a brutal fight in an office near the beginning between Shaft and two thugs. They knock each other around the room and punch and kick each other repeatedly, destroying objects in the room. One man is thrown through a window and falls to his death offscreen, and Shaft holds another man at gunpoint.
  • There's a large and violent shootout in the end. Shaft smashes through a window and shoots a man point-blank, and we see a blood spurt. Shaft's allies shoot other men bloodlessly, and run out of the building with him.


  • 4 uses of fuck 1 paired with mother 3 incomplete uses of motherfucker all by shaft
  • 4 "f" words
  • 1 "n" word
  • a few "s" words and "goddamn"
  • a few other minor expletives
  • One appearance of a blatant, outdated stereotypical homosexual character.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Drinking alcohol and smoking cigars and cigarettes.
  • Drugs are seen.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • None.

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