Shaft (2000)


(out of 5)

 rules this film update of Ernest Tidyman’s cool-as-sin cop creation, first filmed in 1971 with Richard Roundtree. John Singleton brings Shaft to the nineties without losing the slick seventies look that made the original so much a piece of nostalgia, even including themes and the main song from Isaac Hayes’ original Academy Award-winning score. The plot involves a snooty heir () who thinks he can get away with murder, not realizing that Shaft is on the scene and ready to take him down! ,  and  all lend able support, but it is Jackson who takes the cake here, while  makes a very welcome cameo appearance.

, Scott Rudin Productions, New Deal Productions, Munich Film Partners & Company, Shaft Productions

Germany/USA, 2000

Directed by

Story by John Singleton, , Screenplay by , John Singleton, Shane Salerno, based on the novel by 

Cinematography by 

Produced by , , John Singleton

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by , ,


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