Bad Samaritan

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Bad Samaritan delivers a handful of genre thrills -- and a stellar central performance by David Tennant -- that help offset iffy direction and a disappointingly mundane story.



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A valet (Robert Sheehan) develops a clever scam to burglarize the houses of rich customers. Things go smoothly until he robs the wrong customer (David Tennant), and discovers  a woman being held captive in his home.   Afraid of going to prison, he leaves the woman there and makes a call to the police, who find nothing when they investigate. Now, the valet must endure the wrath of the kidnapper who seeks revenge on him, all while desperately trying to find and rescue the captive woman he left behind.

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David Tennant
as Cale Erendreich
Robert Sheehan
as Sean Falco
Carlito Olivero
as Derek Sandoval
Jacqueline Byers
as Riley Seabrook
Lisa Brenner
as Helen Leyton

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  • The debut director Dean Devlin clearly has Hitchcockian pretensions, even if the sleazy thrills he offers lunge closer towards torture porn.

    Aug 24, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • What is David Tennant doing in this fantastically charmless and unpleasant film?

    Aug 24, 2018 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • This is yet another chapter in "When Smart Movies Turn Dumb."

    May 10, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Bad Samaritan is a well-directed thriller with knuckle-chewing suspense.

    May 7, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

    Rex Reed

    Top Critic
  • The former 'Doctor Who' star David Tennant enlivens this stock thriller about scam artists and serial torturers - but it's still a mess. Tennant deserves better. So do audiences.

    May 5, 2018 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • A thief breaks into the house of a serial killer. He doesn't know what to do next, and neither does the movie.

    May 4, 2018 | Full Review…

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