Rated: PG-13 for sequences of violence, menace, terror, and for language. Reviewed by: Dave Release date: September 12, 2014 Released by: Screen Gems
Escaped convict and 'malignant narcissus' Colin Evans (Idris Elba) seeks revenge against a girl friend he hasn't seen in five years. In his deranged mind she was cheating on him, and must be punished. Here the implausibility multiplies as it goes from her horrible murder to a somewhat random home invasion. We are supposed to believe that an intelligent woman lawyer (Terri) Taraji P. Henson with two young children would allow a complete stranger into her house to call a tow truck on a dark stormy night. (Oh, I forgot my cell phone !) – Her husband just happens to be out of town that evening (DUH !)
Of course, Elba spends the rest of the film terrorizing the family, and murdering her best friend. The Dumbness factor reaches fever pitch as she repeatedly escapes, then gets caught over and over again.
No Good Deed is just another lame film where one can figure out what's going to happen by watching the previews.
Bad acting, bad screenplay, bad direction, 'bad everything,' a totally 'Un-Thrilling' thriller !!
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