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Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

John Shaft Jr., a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, enlists his family's help to uncover the truth behind his best friend's untimely death.

Cast

  • Samuel L. Jackson
  • Jessie T. Usher
  • Richard Roundtree
  • Regina Hall
  • Alexandra Shipp
  • Matt Lauria
  • Titus Welliver
  • Method Man
  • Isaach De Bankolé
  • Avan Jogia

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • In January 2018, it was filmed in the Midtown area of Atlanta, Georgia.
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Goofs

  • The opening scenes were set in 1984 yet there are multiple modern cars seen in the background.
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Quotes

    • John Shaft Jr.: You can't beat up a woman!
    • John Shaft II: Why not?
    • John Shaft Jr.: Because she's a woman! That's like, misogynistic!
    • John Shaft II: You're the one being misogynistic, I never even mentioned her gender! I'm an equal-opportunity ass-whooper!
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Samuel L is a legend! So hilarious!

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Erika W
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#hilarious
#mustsee
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#blockbuster
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Movie is great! Funny and action packed! Great cast,good story line! Worth the ticket price! Samuel L. Jackson and Richard Roundtree are Legends!!

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Metacritic

40
Jun 13, 2019

A private eye who's a sex machine to all the chicks, as the song went back in 1971, isn't exactly tailor-made to 2019. The new Shaft plays with that tension but yields mixed results, in an action comedy that's neither consistently funny nor especially exciting, despite Samuel L. Jackson's second stab at the part.

Brian Lowry
CNN
60
Jun 12, 2019

To listen to Jackson doing street talk is akin to reveling in Olivier reciting Shakespeare — in other words, it's one of the great pleasures of the language. Edit the film down to his dialogue and you have a wonderful greatest hits collection.

Metacritic review by Todd McCarthy
Todd McCarthy
The Hollywood Reporter
35
Jun 12, 2019

Tim Story takes a classic movie franchise and drains it of all the action, sex and topicality that made it worth revisiting in the first place. Jackson, Roundtree and Usher have star power to spare but they’re asked to perform embarrassing and ignorant comedy routines, and the action is so unremarkable that the movie can’t even rely on that spectacle to compensate.

Metacritic review by William Bibbiani
William Bibbiani
IGN