After kick-starting his career with the blaxploitation parody I’m Gonna Get You Sucka, Keenen Ivory Wayans went on to pay sincere tribute to the genre with A Low Down Dirty Shame. In addition to writing and directing, he stars as Shame, a disgraced ex-cop who’s forced by a crime cartel to hand over a femme fatale. Although Wayans does throw in some unexpectedly self-deprecating moments, Shame’s heroics are nearly super-cool enough to be in a sci-fi film. Rampant narcissism and mean-spirited violence have never really gone out of style, but Low Down still comes across as a credible anachronism — and almost single-handedly redeems the ’70s revival. B
A Low Down Dirty Shame After kick-starting his career with the blaxploitation parody I'm Gonna Get You Sucka, Keenen Ivory Wayans went on to pay sincere tribute to...A Low Down Dirty ShameAction/Adventure, Mystery and ThrillerR After kick-starting his career with the blaxploitation parody I'm Gonna Get You Sucka, Keenen Ivory Wayans went on to pay sincere tribute to...1995-05-19
Genre: Action/Adventure, Mystery and Thriller; Starring: Keenen Ivory Wayans; MPAA Rating: R
Posted May 19 1995 — 12:00 AM EDT
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