SHAFT (2000) ONE, 8.30PM, M, AC­TION

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - HIGHLIGHTS -

Di­rec­tor John Sin­gle­ton ( 2 Fast2Fu­ri­ous) com­mend­ably avoids a di­rect re­hash of Gor­don Park’s in­flu­en­tial 1971 cult clas­sic. In cast­ing Sa­muel L. Jack­son (above) in the role of su­per-slick, ex­ple­tive-happy New York cop John Shaft (nephew of Richard Roundtree’s orig­i­nal in­car­na­tion), Sin­gle­ton’s job is made eas­ier. Guns, drugs, mur­der, money and po­lice cor­rup­tion fuel a con­fus­ing plot that stems from the mur­der of a black man at the hands of a psy­chotic, snotty, rich kid (Chris­tian Bale). ★★★

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