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 the Screen Stealers column for The Pitch. He’s President of the KCFCC, and drummer for The Dead Girls and Ultimate Fakebook. He is also Air Guitar World Champion Mean Melin. Eric goes to 11. Follow him at:

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