Shaft (2019) - Action, Comedy, Crime

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JJ Shaft, 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.

IMDB: 6.4
Director: Tim Story
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie T. Usher
Length: 111 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 35 out of 359 found boring (9.74%)

One-line Reviews (142)

Thoroughly enjoyable watch.

I enjoyed it and would buy it on DVD.

Entertaining enough.

Great entertaining Movie watch it.

Forgettable buddy action movie with clumsy script which makes this film sporadically entertaining .

Usher seemed a bit out of his league with the street wise hustlers who bore his family name, so his capoeira skills and gunfighting prowess seemed to come out of left field.

Action not intense, slow and messy.

The flow was clumsy, it was brutally formulaic, very juvenile in its approach to everything, nothing was fresh, nothing was well written, it just all relied on Samuel Jackson.

Politically out of date, but funny and entertaining .

The scenes of levity are enjoyable.

So amazing movie entertainingSam L Jackson is the one and onlyRefreshing.. Stunning acting from hime

Just a no plot no twist nothing just a vulgar dialogues and nothing.

Awful, terrible, tedious, boring....

Only Samuel Jackson makes it worth watching, although they've adolescentized his character.


Even the ending is predictable but still entertaining.

Entertaining .

An entertaining movie.

A lot of the humorous scenes are given away in the trailer but I still found most of the film to be entertaining and funny.

I say it's enjoyable family movie with Shaft's family and his grand Dad.

Jackson barks his lines with a gruff delight and is the best thing in this, at least until Richard Roundtree shows up in the final act and brings a ton of charisma; he's been away from our screens for far too long.

Entertaining, good plot, Samuel L.

That's a was fun, entertaining and packed with action....

Also predictable.

Shaft was entertaining from start to finish.

Yeah lots of swearing if that upsets you but it kind of worked in this movie and its well worth watching

He balances so much into the role, like seeing Nick Fury in a rated R role, that is certainly entertaining to watch.

I enjoyed it.

I liked this movie, it's very entertaining.

It's perplexing that this attempt to update Shaft for the 21st century makes him less cool - and significantly more homophobic - than he was in the 1970s, and it's frustrating because Jackson, Usher, Roundtree, Shipp and Hall are all engaging performers who would normally make this material work.

It´s predictable and barely funny.

Sometimes the film felt slow, bad direction, Samuel L.

It's not the best movie ever, but it's really enjoyable and has some of the funnest fight scenes I've ever seen

Very Entertaining .

I enjoyed the movie, it is entertaining, comedic and the action is good too.

The plot is cliché and dumb.

Instead let's jump into the action, the modern day has choreography and technology capable of making those epic shoot outs a little more exciting.

Overall, a Must See for me, highly entertaining and funny.

This is not just simple goofs, this is about a massive plot mechanism used to change a character's story but is either so contrived or such a bad mistake that it stops the flow of the film.

Bland, boring and uninteresting .

The action is dreary, the violence is mean-spirited and the sporadic moments of flashy filmmaking - slow-mo bullet streams, etc - feel desperate and very early 2000s.

A refreshingly entertaining film!

Shaft is your easy going, entertaining and slightly ridiculous film.

I'm not sure how much it really follows the Shaft genre (I loved Richard Roundtree), but even still it is well worth watching.

I thought it was very entertaining the way the drama was mixed with comedy.

Bored to death after this scene!

I just watched hindi version of this movie and it was awesome i usually don't watch movie in hindi dubbed cause dubbing ruins the movie but the dubbing version of this once just made movie to watch more interesting this is all just because the words now in hindi - jo gali ke shabd isame use huye hai jo kee aaj tak maine kisi bhee hindi dubbed movie me me gaale ke sabd nahi sune unko sunko movie ka feel aaya aisa lga koi mast bollywood movie dekh rahe hai mja aa gya galee ke word is movie me use huye wo hai madarchod, gand mraye, bhosadike ye teen shabd bahut yaar use huye aur timing bhee perfect thi inkee use karane kee to mai ye jarur kahunga ab dubbing karane wale artist badal gaye hai pahle se bahut jayda achhi dubbing kar rahe hai thanks to them for this hindi dubb of Shaft movie well talking about movie it's entertaining action pack movie.

Really fresh and entertaining.

Along with every other cliche and stereotype made famous by the "Blaxploitation" craze of the early 1970's!

Entertaining and Funny .

the diferences between them are so evident so it's very fun and entertaining to watch the trasnformation of the son under his father's influence.

Entertaining movie with good performances .

This is the worst movie I've seen starring Mr. Jackson (since I'm going to be nasty).

Cliche story like a bad 80's action movie with horrible writing.

So please explain why the writers opted to go for predictable dialogue.

I enjoyed it.

The script is simply boring and it is only kept alive by his performance.

It started off alright then just went down hill, few funny bits but mostly plain and boring, Netflix got it very wrong.

But if your looking for a fun and exciting Flick...

Very Entertaining & Great Cast .

I liked it, enjoyable.

Plot was awesome and solid and the humour made it unbelievably enjoyable.

Most intense action sequence is at the ending!

Enjoyed it throughout

Very entertaining.

Very predictable and very vulgar.

Yawn .

The plot is thin and predictable.

Funny as hell and action packed.

It's a waste of time to get into the intricacies of the plot because most of it makes little sense, and is not of any real significance considering the goal is to watch and enjoy the banter between the actors, plus throw out lots of in-jokes and a colorful soundtrack to liven things up.

The script is bogged down with endless profanity and no kind of wit at all, while the young guy is a complete bore.

If you want a funny exciting movie, this is it.

Pacing is very well done, but the most unexpected thing is the amount of comedy present.

I walked into "Shaft" thinking it was going to be a disaster, but turns out I really enjoyed it.

Boring, predictable and a bomb at the theater to boot .

The arsenal of weaponry is quite impressive and the shootouts are brutal and intense.

Christian Bale, Toni Collette & Jeffrey Wright all chip in to make for an enjoyable, if seriously unchallenging, rollicking roller-coaster of a film.

It's an exciting time-killer!

I'm just glad I enjoyed it as much as I wanted to.

Jackson made the movie stunning by his profanity language that you can't stop laughing on it, Usher also played a great role as the son of Jackson's character.

It's a fairly standard and very predictable action wise and it doesn't have much to say because it feels as outdated and passe as leopard-print flairs and while it will amuse for a time, it won't remain in the memory for too long.

Jackson) makes it unbelievably drab watch.

He defines the term "sleepwalking through the picture" looking bored and uninterested throughout and HE'S THE BEST THING IN THE FILM!

I enjoyed it.

This movie was a waste of time and even Sam didn't wanna do all the jokes.

This movie was great to see with the old vs the new with the shafts it was very enjoyable.

In my opinion the movie had very funny and entertaining but I don't like adoptions because it is a CLICHÉ.

So boring, people were getting up and leaving the theater, a 6 on IMDB is generous .

The action comes and goes, but overall, this was an enjoyable film, seeing how I saw it with my dad (who grew up in the Roundtree era) over Father's Day weekend.

Jackson make this movie worth watching despite that, and that is boosted along by the most downloadable soundtrack I've heard in a long while.

Enjoyed it alot .

Apart from the last 10 minutes of 'Mission:Impossible'-esque action the film cannot decide whether or not it's an action movie, an action-comedy movie or a 'Scary Movie' style send up riddled with endless cliche.

Plenty of comedy and some interesting moments mainly thanks to Jackson putting in a very entertaining performance as Shaft.

This sequel packs a lot of laughs and is highly enjoyable.. 2/10 raters are haters because they prefer comedies by Hue Grant (no disrespect intended Grant).

Actually, I fell asleep and missed the end.

I enjoyed it.

Shaft was vile and boring like usual.

Very Entertaining .

Simply something dull and boring.

But the moment Sam jackson becomes fully immersed is when this film takes off.

Fast paced and fun, this is a great movie 4 fans of the franchise that should be seen on a big screen.

(TBH Netflix I'd watch three seasons of John Shaft Jr, FBI Agent) But mostly because it feels like it was churned out; formulaic and predictable.

In addition, my description of lazy writing is at full front here, with Shaft getting too dependent on the use of these expletives to remain entertaining for me.

This was a fantastic funny and action packed movie.

The main plot though is so plain and uninteresting.

I'm not even sure it's a good movie, but it's an entertaining one.

Samuel is cool.. But this film was so poor, and the cliche rasism just makes people seem victims all the time, lead characters both successful men, not held back by 'the man', so why the cringe worthy race related comments, poor viewing and lazy script writing in my opinion..

The kid needs a few adjustments to make it a more compelling relationship and a compelling transformation.

Is good and very entertaining .

For some reason the creators of this surprisingly enjoyable movie decided to name the movie 'Shaft' again.

Jackson with a cliché repetitive plot and clichés but delivers with Jackson's performance and Jessie T.

Shaft is enjoyable when you are drunk!

This film is a bit of fun and enjoyable the whole way through.

This is just a colossal waste of time.

The story was boring and cliche as was the humor and action.

Very enjoyable.

There is a great deal of energy of this reboot of Shaft as it combines intense fight scenes and heavy violence throughout and a great deal of dark humour that was missing from the other two Shafts.

Funny and entertaining.

Predictively boring .

Jackson roles big, so big it carries the lame plot, constant cliches and, somehow, makes an entertaining movie - out of what in other hands would surely be a ridiculous mess.

Engaging, fun story line.

Usher lacks charisma (possibly by design) but Jackson is in full badass mode which makes for more enjoyable moments than you'd expect, and Roundtree is also on hand as an added bonus for devotees of the original series.

story builds, action packed, and i could see people with tears at the end.

This film is so cheesy, stupid and boring, it's beyond bad.

Predictable .

The political messages were well worked into the story and easily ignored whilst enjoying quite a fast paced, decent action movie.

But this was so much fun and entertaining!

Terribly written, flat jokes and full of empty stereotypes.

Switched of after 10 minutes, that's all it took to squeeze in both transgender & islamaphobia references, boring

Stereotypical characters and predictable jokes.

What an enjoyable film with some great laughs!!!

Still the movie lacks a good story-telling, especially with the case that Shaft was investigating which was hard to follow for me.

Samuel l Jackson was hilarious and it was a very entertaining movie

Fun and wildly action packed this was a surprise to see

This is 10/10, this movie had everything, this is entertaining movie, so take him on that way, I had some good times with him 💪

This movie is so politically incorrect 😁 but it's also funny and entertaining and that is why I watch action movies, so I enjoyed myself.

Stupid, funny, and entertaining.

"Shaft" is an entertaining and funny movie based on the character from the 70´s.

Bad jokes bad acting bland filmmaking.

Enjoyable to watch.

I recommend checking it out if you're tired of the culture war and just want to watch something fun and enjoyable.

The plot is dumb and cliché.