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No Good Deed (2003)

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Average Rating: 4.3/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 4

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Based on a story of the same name by Dashiell Hammett, the crime thriller The House on Turk Street was directed by veteran filmmaker Bob Rafelson. Cello-playing cop Jack Friar (Samuel L. Jackson) searches for a teenage runaway on Turk Street and ends up in the home of an elderly couple (Joss Ackland and Grace Zabriskie). The house also turns out to be the headquarters for a gang of criminals who are planning a bank robbery, and Jack is quickly held hostage. When Jack is left alone with gang

Nov 11, 2003

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It's an absorbing, atmospheric noir with nice little touches.

October 1, 2003 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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This undermarketed noir suffers because many of its characters don't seem to belong in the same universe.

September 20, 2003 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
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... just a ridiculous story that layers one ridiculous, silly, contrivance after another.

September 15, 2003 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper
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For all the talent on screen, no one has much chemistry.

September 11, 2003 Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press
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doesn't make an ounce of sense

September 19, 2003 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
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Admirers of the cast or of Bob Rafelson would do all concerned parties a very good deed by not witnessing their combined embarrassment.

September 18, 2003 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Gee. No wonder I never heard of this.

September 16, 2003 Full Review
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

A dull, stolid attempt at a contemporary film noir, clumsily constructed and loaded with bad hard-boiled dialogue, slack direction and stilted acting...a no good movie.

September 13, 2003 Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion
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Audience Reviews for No Good Deed

No Good Deed is very reminiscent of your stereotypical 90's cops and robbers drama. It's fun, but there's' not much more you can say about it. The film unfolded in a very linear pattern and each character was stereotypical... nothing surprising.

I found my man Samuel L Jackson to be a little flat, as well as Jovovich. They seemed bored... but she still some how managed to find her way topless in front of the camera. Stellan Skarsgard however was exceptional....

If you're a fan of either of those 3, definitely give this film a shot. Or if you're interested in a typical cops and robbers movie, check it out.
August 5, 2008
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Derek A

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THe only good thing about this one was the Sam Jackson played a hardcore cello.
October 17, 2007
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Curtis Lilly

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A slooooooooow moving and almost tormenting flick on a cello playing detective in search of a missing girl only to get caought up and kidnapped by some suspecting bank robbers.If a movie that drags along with minimal action excites you..pick it up.
June 11, 2007
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