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

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… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: November 23, 1994
DVD Release Date: March 4, 2003
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Brian Lowry

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.

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

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

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.

James Berardinelli

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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Alison Macor
Austin Chronicle

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% 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