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No Good Deed
No Good Deed
Actors: Samuel L. Jackson, Milla Jovovich, Stellan Skarsgård, Doug Hutchison, Joss Ackland
Director: Bob Rafelson
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
R     2003     1hr 43min

Based on a short story entitled 'The House on Turk Street' by Dashiell Hammett, this crime drama is about a police detective who, while doing a friend a favor and searching for a runaway teenager, stumbles upon a bizarre b...  more »

     

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Actors: Samuel L. Jackson, Milla Jovovich, Stellan Skarsgård, Doug Hutchison, Joss Ackland
Director: Bob Rafelson
Creators: André Rouleau, Barry M. Berg, David Braun, David E. Allen, Christopher Canaan, Dashiell Hammett, Steve Barancik
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Closed-captioned,Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 11/11/2003
Original Release Date: 01/01/2002
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/2002
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 43min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, French

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Movie Reviews

No Good Deed was far too annoying
Michael Bolts | superior, wiusa | 09/02/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)

"It started off good and then it went to crap all the way threw. Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction, Die Hard With A Vengenace) plays a cop who is helping out a mother of a lost child. So he sets out in search of her and ends up being taken hostage and tied to a chair. From there on it was too far too with stand. I couldnt bare the fact that Jackson signed up for this gargantuan of a bomb. Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil Apocalypse, The Fifth Element) seems like she is still is in Resident Evil. Stellan Skarsgard (Deep Blue Sea, The Exorcist The Beginning) is boring as hell as Tyrone. Doug Hutchison (Bait) dies the same way he did in The Salton Sea...with something in his neck. Those old people were just too annoying and so was this. I was tempted to stop and rewind and send it back to the store but then Jovovich in the shower keeped me from doing it and then I said screw it and watched the rest. Ughhhhh is all I half to say. Also starring Joss Ackland (Lethal Weapon 2)."
HAS GOOD ACTORS IN IT, BUT...
MICHAEL TAYLOR | RICHMOND, VA USA | 02/20/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)

"DURING A MISSING PERSONS INVESTIGATION, A COP [SAMUEL L. JACKSON] GETS KIDNAPPED BY A GANG OF THIEVES. MEANWHILE, AN ELABORATE BANK ROBBERY IS ABOUT TO GO DOWN. OF COURSE, SAMUEL DOES GREAT AS ALWAYS, BUT THE SCRIPT AND ESPECIALLY THE VERY SLOW PACE BRINGS IT DOWN. WHAT SOUNDED LIKE A GOOD MOVIE TURNED OUT TO BE A DISSAPOINTMENT. FAR FROM BEING THE WORST MOVIE YOU CAN RENT, BUT, IT'S JUST NOT AS GOOD AS IT SOUNDS. MAYBE NEXT TIME, THEY WON'T TAKE ALL DAY TO GET STARTED."
THRILLING PSYCHOLOGICAL CAPER THAT SPREADS ITSELF THIN
Shashank Tripathi | Gadabout | 07/31/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The script pecks in every conceivable direction, and a few inconceivable ones, but surely not as terribly as the reviews would suggest. It held my attention throughout its winded course.

The suspense scenes are fabulously constructed, revolving around universally appealing themes -- bank heist, kidnapping, layered romance, betrayal, and above all, some fabulous twists.

Part of the slick fun is trying to figure out what the characters have up their individual sleeves, what surprising turn each may have to dish out. Result, an alluring semi-noir in which the audience is not privy in advance to how they'll all get away with it, or even who the good or the bad guys are.

Towards the end, we fall into the net of one gratuitous turn too many, which the eventually simplistic plot clearly did not have an appetite to digest, but hey, overall it is pretty cleverly done. Renting, at least, may be a good deed indeed."
Intelligent Noir!
Hiram Gomez Pardo | Valencia, Venezuela | 03/19/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

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To just only think about Bob Rafelson directing this film is by itself a solid warranty. That' s what it made to pay attention to this solid policeman that deals with a diabetic and cellist police officer who spends his holydays trying to perform Johannes Brahms ` Trio Op. 8, when suddenly his neighbor wants for him to help her to search his missed daughter. He will refuse, but soon h3 will change of mind and so he will live one of these awful experiences that the fate keeps for all who preserve the white room of the law.

Soon he will get involved about a very careful plan to robe 10 millions $, and the quartet formed nobody trusts in each other. A wounded and mentally disturbed woman, a repressive husband, and two other who pretend her each one to his own, will absorb you in this intriguing movie, plenty of those psychological devices that one really appreciates. Suggestive work illumination conforms a very advisable film to watch over and over.

Recommended without reserves, but never a classic.
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