No Good Deed

No Good Deed
No Good Deed
  • PG-13
  • 1h 24m
  • 2014
Rotten11%
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Terri (Taraji P. Henson) is a devoted wife and mother of two, living an ideal suburban life in Atlanta when Colin (Idris Elba), a charming but dangerous escaped convict, shows up at her door claiming car trouble. Terri offers her phone to help him but soon learns that no good deed goes unpunished as she finds herself fighting for survival when he invades her home and terrorizes her family.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten11%
Critics Consensus: Dull, derivative, and generally uninspired, No Good Deed wastes its stars' talents -- and the audience's time.
Reviews
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
Rotten

This clunkingly terrible film is a baffling career move for Elba, and a waste of co-star Taraji P...

June 25, 2017
Los Angeles Times
Gary Goldstein
Fresh

It's a little dumb (OK, maybe more than a little), but "No Good Deed" is an otherwise brisk, effic...

June 25, 2017
ChristyLemire.com
Christy Lemire
Rotten

No Good Deed practically fetishizes the brutality Idris Elba's character inflicts on a number of w...

June 25, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Women, children in peril in truly terrible thriller.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that No Good Deed is a thriller about women and children being stalked and terrorized by a male killer. There's a pervasive sense of terror, and men are shot with guns, while women are bashed with blunt objects. One woman bashes and stabs the killer several times, but it has no effect. Wounds are shown, but the blood isn't excessive. Dead bodies are also shown. Language is infrequent but includes "f--k" and "s--t." Characters undress, but nothing sensitive is shown; it's all kept below the frame. Characters also dress in sexy outfits, and one talks excessively about sex. Characters drink wine and beer socially, and in one scene, a character gulps his glass of wine. A character smokes a cigarette. The movie's treatment of female characters is potentially offensive, as is its negative depiction of African-American characters.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Thriller
  • Release Date:September 12, 2014
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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