A Low Down Dirty Shame
A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994)

This L.A.-set comedy action film spoofs classic detective movies. Shame is a struggling private dick whose career was destroyed after he became involved with a woman while tailing a Latin American drug lord. A former colleague of… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: March 4, 2003
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Brian Lowry
Variety

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.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Wayans isn't sure whether to send up Shaft and company or simply to remake the action thriller. The result is an embarrassing compromise.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Wayans the screenwriter is largely to blame for the film's shortcomings, but Wayans the director does a solid job.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

So far, so hackneyed.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Here is a movie about guns. Take away the guns, and the movie would be about nothing much.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

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.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Mr. Wayans is an agreeable screen presence, but he makes a surprisingly bland action hero.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

It's easy -- far too easy -- to use the title of Keenen Ivory Wayans' latest movie as a description. Unfortunately, it's also accurate.

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James Brundage
Filmcritic.com

Question of the day: why is there such an appeal to brainlessness?

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Dean McKenna
Not bad action-comedy of Keenen Ivory Wayans' film. Jada Pinkett's animated performance as Shame's fast-talking girl Friday is one of the few… More
Deb S
Peaches : Shame might be soft on you, but I can see through all that Maybelline. And you ain't nothin' but a gold-diggin' skank, tryin' to… More
danny d
i am chuy yung phat, do you know what this means? yea, it means you come with an egg roll and mi so soup.
Chad Roesti
After watching In LIving Color - though this would be good...sucked
Roy Gutteridge
This comedy is either a hit-or-miss