Capsule Review: "Shaft"

by Eric Melin on June 16, 2000

in Print Reviews

Samuel L. Jackson talkin’ shit and kickin’ ass? Count me in. I was excited to see this one, and it didn’t let me down. Great villians (Christian Bale, Jeffrey Wright), an interesting story, and some super-charged direction from John Singleton (“Boyz in the Hood,” “Rosewood”) made this one a lot of fun. And, of course, Jackson delivers the goods, Jules-style. My only complaint– remember the “private dick who’s a sex machine for all the chicks” from the classic Isaac Hayes song? Well, I guess it’s not 1973 anymore.

Eric is the Editor-in-Chief of and writes for The Pitch. He’s former President of the KCFCC, and drummer for The Dead Girls, Ultimate Fakebook, and Truck Stop Love . He is also Air Guitar World Champion Mean Melin. Eric goes to 11. Follow him at:

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