No Good Deed Review [WATCH VIDEO]

By Hannah Aven Guarin | 3 years ago
No Good Deed Review [WATCH VIDEO]
Idris Elba at a 2007 American Music Awards after-party

Sony/Screen Gems’ “No Good Deed” is a mystery-suspense film directed by Sam Miller, from the screenplay of Aimee Lagos. The cast members include: Idris Elba, Leslie Bibb, Henry Simmons, Taraji P. Henson, and Kate Del Castillo. It opened in theaters on Sept. 12, 2014. Read on to learn more about the film’s synopsis, including reviews from top critics.

“No Good Deed” Synopsis:

Terri (Henson) welcomes a stranger named Colin (Elba) in her home as he claims of a car trouble. Unknown to Terri, Colin is an escaped convict. He was suspected of killing five women and served five years in prison for manslaughter. He is denied of a parole due to malignant narcissist. He then escapes while being transported back in prison.

Now inside Terri’s home, along with her two children, Colin is manifesting the off-kilter intensity. His uneasiness is aggravated when Meg (Bibb), Terri’s best friend, steps in. Then before we know it, all hell breaks loose.

“No Good Deed” Review:

As of this writing, the mystery-suspense film got 13 percent in Rotten Tomatoes, with 71 percent of the moviegoers claimed to have liked the film, and 25 percent on Metacritic.

Lindsey Bahr of Entertainment Weekly rated the film with a C. Bahr felt that with the director guiding Henson and Elba, the movie could have produced more.

“But with performers as strong as Henson and Elba, and the guidance of director Sam Miller, who’s worked with Elba in a handful of Luther episodes, it should have yielded more. The trite third act reveal only further sours the wasted potential,” wrote Bahr in her review in Entertainment Weekly.

New York Daily News’ Joe Neumaier mentioned in his review that the film was an epitome of the worst kind of exploitative thriller.

“This violent, crass, insulting movie is filled with images of domestic violence (albeit not between a married couple) just days after the world watched in horror as Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was caught on surveillance camera hitting his then-fiancee, now wife in an elevator,” stated Neumaier in his review.

There you have it for the synopsis and review of “No Good Deed.” It opened in theaters on Sept. 12, 2014. Follow Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates on upcoming films.

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