Shaft | Full Movie

Shaft
  • R
  • 1h 30m
  • 1971
Fresh88%
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The mob wants Harlem back. But they're gonna get Shaft. Richard Roundtree stars as New York City private detective John Shaft. He's cool, tough and won't back down to anybody. But when the New York Mafia wants to take over the Harlem drug trade, they kidnap local crime lord Bumpy Jonas' (Moses Gunn) daughter. Now in the middle of a war between mobsters that's ready to ignite a racial tinderbox, Jonas hires the one man tough enough to get his daughter back--John Shaft.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Fresh88%
Critics Consensus: This is the man that would risk his neck for his brother, man. Can you dig it?
Reviews
Variety
A.D. Murphy
Fresh

Excellent cast, headed by newcomer Richard Roundtree, may shock some audiences with heavy dose of...

June 21, 2017
Chicago Reader
J. R. Jones
Fresh

Forty years of gumshoe noir collided with black power in this 1971 action classic, the most popula...

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Geoff Andrew
Fresh

A hip, cool, entertaining thriller.

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
A guilty pleasure for adults and older teens.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has incessant use of the word "f--k" and graphic violence, including self-inflicted ice-pick wounds and lots of punching and shooting. A character is blatantly racist and another is a drug dealer. Especially troubling is a conclusion that is surprisingly supportive of vigilante-style solutions, despite indications that even Shaft believes that this time the system will result in justice.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Action, Adventure, Blaxploitation, Franchise
  • Release Date:July 2, 1971
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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