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The Samaritan

Overview


Genre :

Thriller

Release Date :

May 18, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

David Weaver

Starring :

Samuel L. Jackson, Luke Kirby, Ruth Negga, Tom Wilkinson, Gil Bellows, Deborah Kara Unger, Tom Wilkinson, Aaron Poole, Tom McCamus, Martha Burns

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Review rate : C-

“..tto be fair, The Samaritan doesn't merit much of his effort..”
by Sam Adams [AV Club]
2 of 4

“..there are some complications, some melodrama, and then the game gets underway..”
by Stephen Whitty [Newark Star-Ledger]
Review rate : B-

“..the plotline gets a bit sloppy in its articulation of the big scam at hand..”
by Cole Smithey [ColeSmithey.com]
1.5 of 5

“..the haphazard feeling of the narrative deflates any real tension..”
by Mark Olsen [Los Angeles Times]
3 of 4

“..the final resolution is perhaps a little hasty. But there's something here..”
by Roger Ebert [Chicago Sun-Times]
1 of 5

“..that status is boosted by overheated direction and an underwritten script that ignores the sole interesting element - the actual con - until the end..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [New York Daily News]
1.5 of 4

“..other aspects feel rushed and unfocused: salvation pops up and fixes are instan..”
by Linda Barnard [Toronto Star]
3 of 5

“..its deliberate narrative pacing derails crucially in rushed climactic passages..”
by Kathleen Murphy [MSN Movies]
3 of 5

“..for a while, as comfortably pleasant as sipping on what once used to be your go-to drink..”
by Alison Willmore [Movieline]
“..every single element here feels borrowed..”
by Chris Barsanti [Film Journal International]
1 of 5

“..despite its exploitation ambitions, this Samaritan is good only for a last-ditch swerve into schmaltz..”
by Eric Hynes [Time Out New York]
“..concluding with a showdown and resolution marked by one implausible and unsatisfying been-here-done-that twist after another..”
by Nick Schager [Village Voice]

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