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Samuel L. Jackson takes on the starring role of John Shaft, detective.

With his charisma, he holds the audience's attention with the sheer power of his presence, and looks that could shake most criminals.

It delivers what's expected with great, funny one-liners.

A real cool action-hero-picture held together by Samuel L. Jackson.

Self-mocking to the point of parody, this movie plays like a 70s T.V. show, complete with corrupt cops, maniacal drug dealers, and bad guys who just can't shoot straight.

Not great entertainment, but it delivers exactly what you would expect.

A hesitant scissors side-ways, and that's for the original Isaac Hayes score.

I liked the music theme in this extremely violent film, but in the end the picture drifts with a sudden and dissatisfying conclusion.

The star and hero fails to provide the violent remedy and relief by not confronting the villain. That is usually the climax in this type of action flick and (in my view) makes for a disappointing ending.

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