In John Singleton's update of the 1970s classic, New York police detective John Shaft arrests Walter Wade Jr. for murder, but he jumps bail to Switzerland, returning to face trial two years later.
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- John Singleton
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Color; region 1 encoding; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing; Isaac Hayes "Theme from Shaft" music video; "Still the Man" making of; trailer; R. Kelly "Bad Man" music video; cast & crew interviews
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this movie has incessant use of the word "f--k" and graphic violence, including self-inflicted ice-pick wounds and lots of punching and shooting. A character is blatantly racist and another is a drug dealer. Especially troubling is a conclusion that is surprisingly supportive of vigilante-style solutions, despite indications that even Shaft believes that this time the system will result in justice.
- Sexual Content
- Some non-graphic scenes and references.
- Lots of peril, lots of shooting and fighting, some deaths.
- Many, many uses of "f--k."
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Drinking and smoking, scenes in bars, character is a drug dealer.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it