“Shaft” is the next chapter in the film franchise featuring the coolest private eye on any New York City block. JJ, aka John Shaft Jr. (Usher), may be a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, but to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death, he needs an education only his dad can provide. Absent throughout JJ’s youth, the legendary locked-and-loaded John Shaft (Jackson) agrees to help his progeny navigate Harlem’s heroin-infested underbelly. And while JJ’s own FBI analyst’s badge may clash with his dad’s trademark leather coat, there’s no denying family. Besides, Shaft’s got an agenda of his own, and a score to settle that’s professional and personal.
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Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: Decades removed from the original, this multi-generational Shaft struggles to keep its characters interesting -- or anything other than uncomfortably outdated.
Violent action sequel has thin characters, iffy messages.
Cast & Crew
- New Line
- Action & Adventure
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- English (Dolby 5.1, Stereo, CC, AD)
Arabic (Subtitles), Danish (Subtitles), Dutch (Subtitles), Finnish (Subtitles), French (Stereo, Subtitles), Hebrew (Subtitles), Japanese (Subtitles), Norwegian (Subtitles), Portuguese (Brazil) (Subtitles), Portuguese (Portugal) (Subtitles), Simplified Chinese (Subtitles), Spanish (Stereo, Subtitles), Swedish (Subtitles), Traditional Chinese (Subtitles)
- Closed captions (CC) refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.
- Audio descriptions (AD) refer to a narration track describing what is happening on screen, to provide context for those who are blind or have low vision.