Entertainment Weekly - 03/29/1996
"...A surprisingly contemporary ring....Trim, rough stuff -- fast moving and unapologetically violent..." -- Rating: B+
Stirling Silliphant penned this tough, action-packed SHAFT adventure in which the super cool detective goes to South Africa to stop a modern day slave trade.
The second action-packed sequel to the blaxploitation hit "Shaft." This time, private eye John Shaft gets kidnapped and taken to Africa, where he's forced into helping an Ethiopian emir put an end to a modern-day slave ring. In addition to facing a bunch of deadly assassins, Shaft also has his hands full with two lovely ladies -- the slave dealer's seductive mistress and the emir's daughter.