No, this probably would not have cleaned up at the Oscars, but it certainly goes a long way in proving that Keenan Ivory Wayans is no one trick pony (ie; making, tired 70's blaxploitation flicks) and can turn in a polished, entertaining, fast-paced, funny and interesting action flick. The acting is wonderfully cheesy (except for the annoying, bull-like, Step'n'Fetchit antics of Charles S. Dutton who overacts ALL the time) and the pace is lighthearted from start to finish. Jada Pinkett flexes her comedic skills considerably here as the ghettofied Peaches and is one of the most endearing 'wacky sidekicks' in recent cinematic history. Now, on to the guilty pleasures part; my favorite sequence involves, you guessed it, the gorgeous Salli Richardson. Mr. Wayans gives her the greatest entry scene of any actress EVER! As she steps out of a cab in slow motion, tossing her hair and cooly placing sunglasses on her face, soft and sensuous jazz plays over the scene and the camera [shows] her from head to toe. We are then treated to the sight of her walking seductively to the entrance of a chic boutique while WEARING THE [HECK] out of a form-fitting, revealing dark dress. Brief though it may be, this scene alone makes the movie worth owning! "A Low Down Dirty Shame" is perfect viewing for a Saturday night with friends, or alone. It won't alter your view of modern cinema, but it does what a good movie should do: entertain and make you forget about your troubles, and on that level it succeeds quite nicely.