A Low Down Dirty Shame
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A black detective becomes embroiled in a web of danger while searching for a fortune in missing drug money in this action-comedy. Writer-director Keenan Ivory Wayans also stars as Los Angeles private eye Arthur Shame, a former cop whose troubled past resurfaces when a one-time colleague asks for help in a narcotic case. During the course of his investigation, he encounters various old connections, ultimately confronting the criminal responsible for Shame's expulsion from the force. He must also deal with two women, Angela, a beautiful old flame (Salli Richardson), and Peaches (Jada… More

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"In terms of action, Wayans the director relies too much on slow-motion in shooting action scenes -- a tiresome habit that undercuts the potential excitement of some sequences."
‑ Brian Lowry, Variety
"Wayans isn't sure whether to send up Shaft and company or simply to remake the action thriller. The result is an embarrassing compromise."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"Wayans the screenwriter is largely to blame for the film's shortcomings, but Wayans the director does a solid job."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Unfortunately, however, where I'm Gonna Git You Sucka was completely off the wall, A Low Down Dirty Shame is just off."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"So far, so hackneyed."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"Here is a movie about guns. Take away the guns, and the movie would be about nothing much."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"The comedy is hit-or-miss, while Wayans proves to be a huge fan of Hong Kong action flicks, ripping off a number of action sequences from them."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"I'm not sure what type of movie this is supposed to be or who its audience is, but it's a low down dirty shame that Wayans' talent is wasted on this film."
‑ Alison Macor, Austin Chronicle
"Mr. Wayans is an agreeable screen presence, but he makes a surprisingly bland action hero."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"It's easy -- far too easy -- to use the title of Keenen Ivory Wayans' latest movie as a description. Unfortunately, it's also accurate."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Question of the day: why is there such an appeal to brainlessness?"
‑ James Brundage, Filmcritic.com
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