Shaft (1971) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Charles Cioff, Gwenn Mitchell

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John Shaft is a New York private detective that is suave with the ladies yet tough and take no mess when it comes to taking out enemies. Shaft is respected by many good and bad, including the black mobster Bumpy Jonas. Bumpy is in need for help when his only beloved daughter is kidnapped from the Mafia. Shaft teams up with a old good friend and black militant Ben Buford to catch the goons creating chaos. When one thinks this story is not complex, think again. Bumpy assumes that Ben is behind his daughter's kidnapping so detective Shaft decided to stop by Ben's place himself to question his motives. He walked in on Ben and his circle having a meeting when suddenly gumen creating a massacre leaving Shaft and Ben the only survivors. Despite Ben own beef with Bumpy, he says the rival between the two will not go far as kidnapping his daughter. While Shaft's suspicion of Ben is finally cleared, there is more going on beside the kidnapping.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 50%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   criminal kidnappers Criminal enemy is...    -   gang conflict

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   20's-30's Nudity    -   Chest and Buttocks Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black (American)


United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   seeing nude male butt Kind of violence:    -   guns Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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