Samuel L Jackson fills Richard Roundtree's superfly shoes (but ditches the afro) as John Shaft - the black private dick that's a sex machine to all the chicks - in this flashy update of the original blaxploitation classic from 1971. Christian Bale sneers it up as Walter Wade Jr, the well-connected scumbag who gets away with murder - until Shaft goes on a personal vendetta to bring him down. Roundtree appears in cameo alongside Jeffrey Wright, Toni Collette and Busta Rhymes. Boyz N The Hood director John Singleton calls the shots, his best one being to retain Isaac Hayes' unbeatable score. Can you dig it?
Director: John Singleton
Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Vanessa Williams, Jeffrey Wright, Christian Bale, Buster Rhymes, Dan Hedaya, Toni Collette