"Shaft" is a 2019 American action comedy film directed by Tim Story.
The starring cast includes Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie T. Usher as JJ Shaft, Regina Hall as Maya Babanikos, Alexandra Shipp as Sasha Arias, Richard Roundtree, Matt Lauria as Major Gary Cutworth, Titus Welliver as Special Agent Vietti, Avan Jogia as Karim Hassan, Cliff "Method Man" Smith, Isaach de Bankolé and others.
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Warner Bros. Pictures on Tuesday, June 04, 2019 released the trailer for "Shaft" you can watch here:
SHAFT - Restricted Trailer .
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In 1989, NYPD Detective John Shaft II, his wife Maya (Regina Hall), and his infant son John "JJ" Shaft III survive an assassination attempt by drug lord Pierro "Gordito" Carrera. Concerned that Shaft's lifestyle will put them in danger, Maya moves upstate and raises JJ (Jessie T. Usher) on her own. Twenty-five years later, Shaft has quit the NYPD to become a PI and JJ is a rookie FBI analyst and cybersecurity expert with a degree from MIT. After Karim, his childhood friend and former US Army soldier, is said to have died because of a heroin overdose, JJ concludes he must have been murdered. JJ travels to Harlem to investigate Manuel, the drug dealer who sold the heroin that Karim allegedly bought, but is violently ejected from his property. While being treated for a minor injury in the hospital by doctor Sasha (Alexandra Shipp), JJ's other childhood friend and his unrequited crush, he shows her Karim's toxicology report. She notes that the amount of heroin in Karim's system would have killed him long before he could have taken that much by himself, suggesting that he was indeed murdered. With no other recourse, JJ turns to his father for aid. Shaft agrees to help after realizing that JJ's case may lead him to Gordito (Isaach De Bankolé).
The two begin investigating together, but JJ's progressive white collar outlook on life clashes with Shaft's old-school street ways. After confronting Manuel, the Shafts investigate "Brothers Watching Brothers", the drug rehab clinic Karim helped founded with fellow ex-soldiers Cutworth, Williams and Dominguez. There they learn that Karim stopped going to rehab in favor of attending services at a mosque currently under suspicion by the FBI for terrorism.
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"Shaft" movie release date was scheduled to be on June 14, 2019 (United States, United Kingdom) distributing by Warner Bros. Pictures (United States), Netflix (International), New Line Cinema, HBO Max, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution and Warner Bros. Digital Networks.
The duration of the film is 112 minutes. With a budget of $30 - 35 million, the film grossed over $21.4 million.
"Shaft" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.
"Shaft" movie got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.4/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 34/100. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
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