Watch the video. Though he has over acting credits, Samuel L. Jackson hasn't taken every role that's come his way. What movies missed out on one of the coolest actors in Hollywood? Find out. New York City police detective John Shaft nephew of the original s detective goes on a personal mission to make sure the son of a real estate tycoon is brought to justice after a racially-motivated murder.
Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter. Loyalties are tested when five friends and former special forces operatives reunite to take down a South American drug lord, unleashing a chain of unintended consequences.
A retiring assassin suddenly finds himself on the receiving end of a hit, contracted by none other than his own employer seeking to cash in on the pensions of aging employees. Beneath Anna Poliatova's Sasha Luss' striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the world's most feared government assassins. The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hitman who must testify at the International Criminal Court.
They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time. Meet a new kind of action hero. Six untraceable agents, totally off the grid. They've buried their pasts so they can change the future. An ER nurse and a career criminal are forced into an unlikely partnership in taking down a ring of corrupt cops threatening the lives of both their families.
A New York cop and his wife go on a European vacation to reinvigorate the spark in their marriage, but end up getting framed and on the run for the death of an elderly billionaire.
JJ, aka John Shaft Jr. Ushermay 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.JJ Shaft, a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, enlists his family's help to uncover the truth behind his best friend's untimely death.
For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet. Get the IMDb app. Though he has over acting credits, Samuel L. Jackson hasn't taken every role that's come his way. What movies missed out on one of the coolest actors in Hollywood? Find out. At the time of the film's release the main three actors ages are as follows: Roundtree 76, Jackson 70, and Usher John Shaft I : Boy, back in the day, we didn't need guns.
All we needed was our bare knuckles. John Shaft I : But you can't be too prepared. The clock at the wall seems to be only few seconds later. The proper notice appears in the end credits. See our picks. Sign In. Added to Watchlist. What Roles Did Samuel L. Jackson Turn Down? Jessie T.
Richard Roundtree. Regina Hall. Alexandra Shipp. Matt Lauria. Major Gary Cutworth. Titus Welliver. Special Agent Vietti. Method Man. Pierro 'Gordito' Carrera. Avan Jogia. Luna Lauren Velez. Robbie Jones.Pictures has a new Shaft movie. The film — a follow-up to the picture of the same name — stars Samuel L. Shaft opened in US cinemas two weeks ago, but not anywhere else. Well, if you live outside the US, you can now watch the movie on Netflix! Yep, Shaft has skipped international cinema screens and has instead gone straight to streaming.
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The action comedy series is set to be the fifth film in the Shaft film series but the film series popularity has waned in recent years. The rendition hits cinemas in the United States on June 14th.
Warner Brothers have taken over the distribution for Shaft this time around but has opted to only distribute it in the United States. Shaft is still getting a traditional release in the United States. It first releases in cinemas across the country on June 14th, Annihilation which was on a similar deal ended up on Hulu. No cinemas are expected to carry the movie meaning Netflix is your only option for watching the new Shaft movie in these regions. Latest What To Watch on Netflix.
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Andrea Gronvall. Shaft feels rushed, as if two different scripts were mashed together.
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Kevin Benavides. David Edelstein. It's too bad the characters as a whole didn't have a better vehicle. Richard Roeper.Despite only just dropping in theaters in the U. The original Shaft from is considered a classic of the blaxploitation genre, thanks to the ice-cool performance by Richard Roundtree in the title role and a super funky soundtrack by the late Isaac Hayes. Both Jackson and Roundtree attached themselves to reprise their roles, while Jessie T.
Usher was cast as the latest branch in their iconic family tree. Reunited with a son vastly different from himself, the unorthodox detective is tasked with helping him track down his best friend's killer.
Related: Samuel L. There was little word that British fans could expect this, similar to how Cloverfield Paradox enjoyed a surprise release. The move is also similar to how France released Booksmart during its US theatrical release. It's too soon, however, to know just how the film will fare in terms of ratings on the platform. As one of the busiest and most prolific actors working today, Jackson has a lot of projects in various stages of development, and he'll next be seen on the big screen in Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Reprising his long-standing role as super-spy Nick Furyhe'll hijack Peter Parker's European vacation and partner him with Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio in order to save the world from The Elementals.
News of the release will no doubt be met with a conflicted response, especially regarding what led to this decision. For some, it's believed that such spontaneous releases are a sign of poor faith in the film and that studios don't deem it fit for worldwide release. The reactions regarding the aforementioned Cloverfield Paradox certainly lent weight to that idea, and it is true that Shaft has been met with a flurry of negative reviews.
Then again, it could be that Netflix saw potential and went out of their way to secure international rights, as they have been increasingly attempting to do recently.
As seen in the latest Adam Sandler vehicle, Murder Mysterywhich was reportedly watched by over 30 million in its first three days. Whatever the case, though, British fans will no doubt be pleased that they can avoid spending money on a full price ticket.
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Until then, he's more than happy to spend countless hours just talking about them.The film stars Samuel L. JacksonJessie T. Usherand Richard Roundtree. It is the fifth film in the Shaft series and a direct sequel to the film with the same title. Pictures, and digitally in international markets on June 28, by Netflix. It received mixed reviews from critics and underperformed at the box office.
Concerned that Shaft's lifestyle will put them in danger, Maya moves upstate and raises JJ on her own. 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, 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.
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 create 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. Maya calls JJ to inform him that she is coming to New York City to meet a man for dinner; she is overheard and later followed by Shaft.
The Shafts, each at separate restaurants, survive assassination attempts orchestrated by Bennie. Maya forces Shaft to kick JJ out of the investigation for his own safety.
JJ turns over the evidence they have gathered to the FBI, who arrest the mosque's imam. JJ returns to Shaft and overhears a conversation about Gordito, leading him to believe that his father was stringing him along the entire time. While Shaft visits and reconciles with Maya, JJ and Sasha track down Bennie to an abandoned warehouse and learn that "Brothers Watching Brothers" is a front for a drug smuggling ring; Karim was killed by Cutworth when he threatened to blow the whistle on their operation.
The Shafts kill the drug smugglers while JJ has an intense fight with Cutty and kills him, avenging Karim's death. He rescues Sasha before being confronted at gunpoint by Gordito. Gordito attempts to shoot JJ to spite Shaft, but Shaft takes the bullet and shoots Gordito, causing him to crash through a window and fall to his death, before collapsing himself.
In the aftermath, Shaft recovers at the hospital, with Maya's support. At the insistence of Shaft Sr.