Critics Corner



Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie T. Usher, and Richard Roundtree

Rated: R Runtime: 1 Hour 51 Minutes


            A young FBI data analyst seeks out his estranged father to help him solve the death of his friend. During the course of the investigation father and son bond over investigative tactics and shared danger.

            Shaft, Earns four out of five, Fight Dancing Monkeys. The story is solid, and the acting is fun to watch. I can’t wait until Samuel L. Jackson does a musical. The movie has good flow with unapologetic action and themes. I like how the title isn’t Shaft Two, or  Shaft: the Reckoning, it is just plain Shaft. There is more than a little cussing and less than a lot of nudity, so you fine folks with standards have fair warning. My only regret is that I wasn’t able to see it sooner.