Reviews: Shaft (2019)

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  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: The plot is almost beside the point in a movie like 2019’s “Shaft,” which exists solely to enjoy Samuel L. Jackson’s cool quotient.
  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
  • Candice Frederick @ The Wrap
  • Courtney Howard @ FreshFiction.tv
    • Excerpt: What should be an irreverent send-up turns into a glorification of the good old days of toxic masculinity.
  • Dan Lybarger @ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
    • Excerpt: Director Gordon Parks helped make the original Shaft and its follow up Shaft’s Big Score! more than time capsules. It didn’t hurt that he had previously worked as a photojournalist and had an eye for striking, cost-effective visuals. Tim Story clearly isn’t aiming for posterity with this one, but simply telling a dirty joke successfully seems like a lost art.
  • [New] | Alan Mattli @ Maximum Cinema [German]
    • Excerpt: Shaft doesn’t seem interested in exploring the continued relevance of its main character, choosing instead to just be gleefully “un-PC” and to celebrate rampant ammosexuality.